Railway diplomacy: South Korean trains venture north for first time in a decade

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Engineers onboard will inspect 1,200km of North Korean tracks as part of future plan to modernise regime’s network

South Korea has sent trains across the world’s most heavily militarised border into North Korea for the first time in a decade. It’s part of a mission to eventually modernise the North’s dilapidated network and connect it with the South.

Six rail cars carrying dozens of South Korean officials and engineers will inspect 1,200km (745 miles) of track over 18 days, according to the South’s unification ministry.

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