UIC-KORAIL Training Session on Railways as a new mobility enabling sustainable growth

29 April to 3 May 2024, Seoul, Korea


  • To share knowledge and best practices
  • To discuss better solutions and to find ways to cooperate


  • Understand the railways as sustainable modes of transportation
  • Share the best practice on sustainable management activities
  • Methods for constructing ESG policy in railway sector
  • Acquire knowledge on the sustainability and development of the global railway industry

Tentative Programme

Sunday, April 28, 2024
Arrival at Korea and Registration

Monday, April 29, 2024
09:30-10:00 Introduction of Training Programme
10:00-10:30 Opening Ceremony
10:30-10:50 Coffee Break and Business Card Exchange
10:50-11:30 Introduction of Korean Railway
11:30-13:00 Welcome Luncheon
13:00-13:40 Introduction of UIC (including Sustainable activities)

Sharing the Best Practice Session
14:00-15:30 Part 1 of Participants’ Presentation (about Sustainable Railway Operation)
Max 15 min by each member

15:30-16:00 Coffee Break

16:00-17:30 Part 2 of Participants’ Presentation (about Sustainable Railway Operation)
Max 15 min by each member

Tuesday, April 30, 2024
09:00-10:30 Sustainable Management of European Railway Institutions
10:40-12:00 KORAIL’s ESG Management Policy and Systems
14:30-17:30 Technical Visit
Rolling Stocks Maintenance Depot in Goyang (Disposal Facility for Waste Management of Railway)

Wednesday, May 1, 2024
09:30-10:30 Mission Transport Decarbonisation and the Role of Railways
10:40-12:00 Carbon Neutrality in Railway Construction for the Future
13:00-17:30 Seoul City Tour

Thursday, May 2, 2024
09:30-11:30 Energy Efficiency in Railway Vehicles
13:00-15:00 Transportation Services for safety and growth
15:15-16:45 Using green energy of DB Rail for carbon neutralisation
17:00-18:00 Technical Visit - IT Operating Centre
18:00 Official Dinner

Friday, May 3, 2024
09:30-10:30 Discussion Session - Railways as a new mobility enabling Sustainable growth

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-11:30 Certificate Ceremony

11:30-13:00 Farewell lunch & Free Time

* The program is subject to change according to Korea’s internal circumstance. And the final one will be share 2 weeks before the session starts.

Language: English

Practical Information

Seoul and Daejeon, Korea.

The accommodation will be booked by KORAIL. Details of accommodation will be given to the participants before the session starts, which will be close to Seoul station.


Registration principles
Complimentary Offerings for UIC Asia-Pacific members only.
Expenses for only one person per Asia-Pacific member will be provided complimentarily.

A. The expenses are as follows:
1. Registration fee
2. Economy class airfare (Round trips): a copy of your passport will be required to reserve your airline tickets.
3. Accommodations for 6 nights and 7 days
4. Meal planned in the program
5. Local transportation within only the official schedule
B. All the other expenses except for "A" are in charge to the participant.
If a member from UIC Asia-Pacific region wants to send more than one participant, UIC-KORAIL will provide the expenses as follows:
1. Registration fee
2. Meal planned in the program
3. Local transportation within only the official schedule

Registration fee for other UIC members: 500 Euros
Registration fee for non UIC members: 700 Euros

Conditions for Participation
The Training Session is targeted at persons interested in acquiring a comprehensive overview of the Railway Sustainable Development. Due to these principles, the attendance to ALL the sessions is therefore mandatory.

UIC contact: Ms. Beatrice SEGERAL, Senior Advisor Institutional Relations & Asia-Pacific Region: segeral@uic.org

Contact KORAIL contact: Ms. SUNG, Hee Seung, Senior Manager of International Cooperation Department: zealshs@korail.com

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