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Korail CommutorDieselCar.jpg
Tonggeun train at Dorasan station.
Korean name
Hangul 통근
Revised Romanization Tonggeun
McCune–Reischauer T'onggŭn

The Tonggeun (previously called Tongil-ho) is a class of short-run commuter trains operated by Korail, the national railroad of South Korea. On timetables, the name is always translated as "Commuter." They typically operate once or twice daily in each direction, along a few tens of kilometers of track. They thus provide an important function for many smaller rural communities (and also some New Towns around Seoul), which often lack good public transit connections. The Tonggeun Train will cease its operation by 2019 after the new section of Seoul Subway Line 1 (Soyosan-Yeoncheon route) opens.


  • Original Tongil-ho Passenger Car (not on service)
  • Tang eng Tongil-ho Passenger Car (not on service)
  • Electric Excellent Car (Korail 9900 series, not on service)
  • Commuter Diesel Car

Current service[edit]

Ceased Operation[edit]

  • Gyeongui Line : Seoul-Dorasan, ceased on July 1, 2009 because Seoul Subway Gyeongui line (now part of Seoul Subway Gyeongui-Jungang Line) has been opened to traffic that day (Seoul~DMC~Munsan) After the commuter line had been reduced to MunsanDorasan then, this had been ceased on April 30, 2014.
  • Daegu/Donghae Nambu : Daegu-Yeongcheon-Pohang, ceased on Dec 31, 2007.
  • Jeongseon Line : Jeungsan-Auraji, ceased on Dec 31, 2007.
  • Gunsan/Jeolla Line : Jeonju-Gunsan, ceased on Dec 31, 2007.
  • Jinhae : Changwon-Jinhae, ceased on Oct 30, 2006.

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