A cooperation agreement has been signed between the government of Tumen in Jilin province, North Hamgyong Tourism Bureau, Tumen River International Travel Service, and Chongjin Railway Bureau on routes for train tours. (Our illustration shows the line being updated in preparation for the new route.)
China Hospitality News reports that under the agreement, the tourist train route from the Tumen-Nanyang border crossing to Chongjin and Qibaoshan in North Korea, will be operated jointly by two travel agencies from China and North Korea.
It is reported that North Korea will set up an office to deal with the operations. The route is expected to open in late May.