On 15 May 2018, a high-level delegation from the Republic of Korea visited the European Union Agency for Railways at its headquarters in Valenciennes. Under the leadership of Ms. Eugene Kim, Director of the Railway Facilities Safety Division at the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, the delegation comprised senior officials, technical experts, research staff and managers of the State’s railway undertaking Korail.
Subject of the meeting were the development of the Single European Railway area and potential for future cooperation between Europe and the Republic of Korea.
A topic of special interest has been the European signaling system ETCS, which has successfully been in operation in the Republic of Korea for some years already.
The Executive Director of the European Union Agency for Railways Dr. Josef Doppelbauer expressed his openness to continue the dialogue with the Republic of Korea in future.