Press Release of Inter-Korean Railway Cooperation Talks
South and the North held Inter-Korean Railway Cooperation Talks on
June 26, 2018 at the South side of Panmunjeom, Peace House and
agreed to take practical measures raised for the connection,
modernization and utilization of Donghae(East Sea) and
In accordance with the historic Panmunjeom Declaration, the South
and the North agreed to simultaneously carry out the Donghae and
Gyeongui railway cooperation, confirming that it holds significant
importance in achieving a balanced development of national economy
The South and the North will conduct a joint on-site survey of
North’s sections(Geumgangsan(Mt. Geumgang)-Dumangang(Duman River),
Gaeseong-Sinuiju) as the project at the forefront for the
modernization of the Donghae and Gyeongui railways.
A South-North Joint Research Team will first be arranged for the
modernization and connection of inter-Korean railways.
The joint on-site survey will start with the Gyeongui line on July
24, and proceed to the Donghae line.
The South and the North will first conduct joint inspections on the
Gyeongui railway junction(Munsan-Gaeseong) in mid-July, followed by
Donghae junction(Jejin-Mt.Geumgang), and proceed necessary follow-up
measures including construction in the vicinity of train stations
and establishment of signals and communications according to the result.
The South and the North agreed to carry out connection and
modernization of Donghae and Gyeongui railways at a high level. To
this end, the two sides will set up practical measures in detail
including blueprint and construction methods for railway
modernization. The groundbreaking ceremony will be held at the
earliest possible date based on the result.
The South and the North agreed to discuss practical matters raised
in the process of carrying out the agreements above in the form of
document exchange through the Panmunjeom communications channel.