Korea Railroad Corporation (Korean: 한국철도공사, Hanja: 韓國鐵道公社), promoted as Korail (코레일), is the national railroad operator in South Korea.
Korail operates passenger and freight trains throughout South Korea. The railroad’s headquarters are located in Daejeon.
What is now known as Korail was started as a Railroad Administration Bureau of the Ministry of Transportation with the establishment of South Korean government. On September 1, 1963, the bureau became an agency that was known as Korean National Railroad in English. In 2003, KNR adopted the current “Korail” logo in blue, but the “Korail” name was adopted before 2003. On January 1, 2005, KNR was split into Korea Railroad Corporation, who succeeded railroad operation, the Korail logo and name, and Korea Rail Network Authority, who succeeded maintaining tracks.