North and South Korea adopted a military agreement Friday that will enable the first train crossing of their heavily armed border in more than half a century, the South’s Defence Ministry said.

The rail test, planned for Thursday, would be the first time that trains have crossed the tightly sealed border since inter-Korean rail links were severed in the middle of the 1950-53 Korean War.

Two tracks have been reconnected as part of a series of reconciliation projects launched since the two sides held the first-ever summit of their leaders in 2000.

The test would be just a single run of trains along the restored tracks on each side of the peninsula, although regular train service between the two sides is unlikely to begin any time soon.

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