Koreas to test-run train service

Pyongyang unilaterally called off a similar plan last year, citing objections from its military.

    The tests would mark the first time trains have crossed the border in more than 50 years [AP]
    Seoul is considering a proposal for working-level military talks with its northern neighbour to work out an accord to protect passengers.
     
    The test runs would mark the first time trains have crossed the inter-Korean border in more than a half-century, and are a symbol of growing reconciliation between the two sides since a landmark inter-Korean summit in 2000.
     
    Train services between the Koreas was halted in 1951, an year after the outbreak of the Korean war that ended in a cease-fire in 1953, not a peace treaty.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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