Seoul- Pyongyang Railway

Locations

Type

Rail

Status

Announced/Under Negotiation

Total Reported Cost

Initiatives

Start Date

2018

Start of Construction

Planned Completion Date

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Funders

Source(s) Amount
None USD

Description

In November 2018, a train crossed over the South Korean border into North Korea for the first time in more than a decade. The trip was part of a broader inter-Korean cooperation effort that aspires to re-connect the peninsula's railway systems, effectively integrating both countries into a rail network that spans Eurasian through China and Russia. In the face of the significant modernization efforts that would be required to bring North Korea's decrepit railway system up to international standards, the Seoul - Pyongyang rail project will be an important bellwether for this ambitious goal. To date, studies are ongoing to determine the extent of reconstruction work necessary to make the rail line a reality, however few specifics are available.