February 28, 2024

Russian Far East eyes launch of passenger rail service to North Korea in 2024

Primorsky Krai wants to use trains for tourism, though experts say long journeys and low demand remain obstacles

A Russian Far East region hopes to start passenger railway service to North Korea to facilitate tourism before the end of this year, the regional chief official reportedly announced, adding that technical difficulties currently pose a roadblock to these plans.

Primorsky Krai is “working on the issue” of establishing a railway service “at least up to Rajin,” Governor Oleg Kozhemyako told journalists on Friday, according to the Russian outlet RBС.

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