Trans-Korean Railway reopening after a long renovation
The very important railway track connecting Russian eastern border with the North’s port of Rajin which was not in use for several years has just been reopened after a long renovation. It is 54 km long and its operation gives Russian Railways a necessary control over links to European train networks 8 000 km away. This route is much faster than the famous one via Suez Canal and now is increasingly beset by pirates and political instability in Egypt and Syria.
South Korea is also interested in the railroad project as in the cheapest, fastest and the most secure way to transport goods and people across Eurasia, but also improve inter-Korean relations, thus strengthening security and positive stability in the whole region.