Kim Jong Un train problems in Vladivostok

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Kim Jong-un arrived in Vladivostok on Wednesday after a brief stop in the Russian border city of Hasan as he prepares for his first summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. As Kim's train rolled into the station two guards were filmed frantically wiping down the door he was due to use. There was a minor hiccup when the train pulled up in the wrong spot, but after a momentary readjustment he stepped out.
 
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Pleased to see his excellency, the Supreme Leader, Comrade Kim is promoting international rail travel so much these days with his first trip to Vietnam and now Russia! Europe via Trans-sib next?!

Kim Jong-un arrived in Vladivostok on Wednesday after a brief stop in the Russian border city of Hasan as he prepares for his first summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. As Kim's train rolled into the station two guards were filmed frantically wiping down the door he was due to use. There was a minor hiccup when the train pulled up in the wrong spot, but after a momentary readjustment he stepped out.
KHASAN is most definitely NOT a city! It's a small isolated village, right on the DPRK border. DM quality journalism as usual..
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Indeed Khasan is a town with less than 100 houses and about 500 by 1.000 meters. More a town for military!
 

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@Groningen Indeed Khasan is a town with less than 100 houses and about 500 by 1.000 meters. More a town for military!
Its only value in this tale is the gauge-changing facility to enable the N Korean train to run on Russian gauge
 

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Calling every settlement a "city" is probably an American thing, where every one-horse town on the plains is a "city"...

Then again we're no better with the likes of Wells, Ripon and St. Asaph!
 

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Its only value in this tale is the gauge-changing facility to enable the N Korean train to run on Russian gauge
Not even that. Although the track in the cross border section is made of 4 rails, thus allowing both normal and russian gauges to be used, in fact only the russian gauge rails see some traffic and all regauging operations take place in Tumangan, on the Korean side of the border.
 
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