Nov. 2020 Success in aerodynamic test of miniature hypertube at 1,019km/h (World’s fastest speed in subvacuum status)
Oct. 2020 Approval from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport for low-floor tram on the Busan Metro Line 6 (Korea’s first tram)
Apr. 2020 Success in oversea expansion of railway test infrastructure through private-public cooperation (win a 550 billion-KRW contract for test track in Singapore)
Mar. 2019 Completion of comprehensive railway test track in Osong
Dec. 2018 Gauge changing bogie technology received the 2018 Innovation Award by International Union of Railways (UIC)
Apr. 2018 Completion of real scale test facilities in Osong
Dec. 2017 KRRI received the Top 100 Leading Technology in 2025 Korea by the Korean Academy of Science and Technology (regarding interoperable technology of Korea-Eurasia railway and 3 other technologies)
Sep. 2017 Mini Tram was awarded as the Outstanding Research Achievement by the Ministry of Science and ICT
Dec. 2016 IoT based freight train monitoring technology received the 2016 Innovation Award by International Union of Railways (UIC)
Oct. 2015 Wireless power transfer technology and concrete accelerating curing technology were awarded as the Outstanding Research Achievement by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning
Sep. 2015 Korea High-speed Train was awarded as one of the top 70th technologies of Korea
Dec. 2014 KRRI received the 2014 Innovation Award from the International Union of Railways (UIC) for its wireless tram and wireless power transmission train technologies.
Dec. 2013 KRRI was recognized as an excellent institute by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning for its excellent management and sharing research facilities.
Apr. 2013 KRRI was recognized as an excellent institute for research project management during a nationwide institute evaluation by the Korea Research Council for Industrial Science and Technology.
Mar. 2013 Increased the top speed of HEMU-430X (421.4km/h, ranked fourth fastest in the world).
Nov. 2012 KRRI received the Korea’s Top Technology Commercialization Institute award by the National Science & Technology Council.
Oct. 2012 Bimodal tram was selected as the “10th New Transportation Technology” by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport.
Apr. 2011 KRRI was appointed as the best research institute (1st place in research institute evaluation) by the Korea Research Council for Industrial Science and Technology.
Dec. 2010 KRRI had the highest levels of customer satisfaction for three years (since 2008) among the institutes supported by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy.
Nov. 2009 Electric railway energy storage system was certified as New Excellent Technology (NET).
May 2008 KRRI held the World Congress on Railway Research (WCRR) 2008.
Apr. 2007 Korean TTX (Tilting Train Express) was selected as the National Top-Brand project among government-funded institutes.
Oct. 2006 Korean high-speed trains won a gold medal from Korea Technology Awards.
Oct. 2005 Korean self-driving lightweight train transit, K-AGT (Korean-Automated Guideway Transit), was confirmed to be implemented for Busan’s “Minam-Anpyeong” subway line.
Oct. 2004 KRRI’s establishment basis law was revised to the Act on Establishment and Operations of Government-funded Science & Technology Research Institutes and Other Related Organizations (affiliated with the Ministry of Science and Technology).
Aug. 2000 KRRI was approved as an official test center of KOLAS (Korea Laboratory Accreditation Scheme) by the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards in Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy.
Jan. 1999 KRRI’s establishment basis law was revised to the Act on Establishment and Operations of Government-funded Research Institutes (affiliated with the Prime Minister’s Office).
Mar. 1996 KRRI, funded by Korea Railroad (KORAIL), was established under the provision of the Act on Special Cases Concerning National Railway Operations.