South and North Korean Railways Connect together

guney and north korean railways connect with each other
guney and north korean railways connect with each other

South Korea trains, 10 crossed the border for the first time for the first time in North Korea began to take the course. Dozens of authorities and engineers from South Korea on the 6 train will carry out North Korea's modernization of the devastated railways and linking them to the South.

South Korea's Ministry of Merging with North, 6 in North Korea, with officials on the train 18 1200 engineers will conduct investigations throughout the day.

Due to the United Nations' (UN) sanctions against North Korea, the South Korean delegation also received special permission from the UN in order to introduce the sanctions under the North.

The delegation of the South, who will work with the northern authorities, the largest part of 20. will prepare plans for the modernization of North Korean railways.

Life and work areas, fuel tanks and generators in the 6 train, east and west line across the South-North border across China will reach the border.

In South Korea, the latest high-speed trains are javelin while North Korea's trains are being referred to as 'snail slow'. The modernization of North Korean railways to international standards will require years and even decades, and of course billions of dollars.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in April, saying his country's railway system was 'embarrassing'.


A short-haul line between South and North Korea was interconnected in 2007, a South Korean cargo train was passing 5 times next to the border. But the last time was done in 2008, and the relations between the two countries were completely stopped.


Since the summit of US President Donald Trump in June with Kim, nuclear-clearing talks have been halting since then. The Moon seeks to develop economic ties with North Korea, while the Trump administration wants it to be conditional on progress in its nuclear detachment talks.

Prelude with leadership portrait in North Korea
South Korea's attempt to explore the former North's railways was halted by the US-led US-led UN force.


However, the South Korean leadership is determined to make the opening of two rail connections with the North at the end of this year, accompanied by a ribbon-cutting ceremony. But as long as sanctions for Pyonyang remain in force, this will be a completely symbolic step. Sanctions allow the passage of very limited goods into the North.


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