December 22, 2007

Rail Passengers Will Cross the DMZ for the First Time

In another positive step towards inter-Korea rapproachement, passengers will be able to ride inter-Korea railway for the first time since the Korean War. The photo shows the earlier opening of inter-Korea cargo rail service. The reconnected inter-Korea raiway has become a symbol of Korean reconciliation and the potential for transnational cooperation in Northeast Asia and uninterrupted rail linkage of East Asia to Europe.

News: "A cargo rail service between North and South Korea will be expanded to take passengers starting next year, but only South Koreans will be allowed to cross the border by train, the Unification Ministry said Saturday. The service, which is now limited to freight transportation between a joint venture factory park in the North Korean border city of Kaesong and Musan, just across the frontier, will also ferry workers to and from the industrial complex in 2008, the ministry said in a statement."

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