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Kim Jong Un can travel more than 2500 miles to Vietnam via his Trump Summit signature train

North Korea's leader Kim Jong's journey to Vietnam for his second summit with US President Trump may take much longer than others. Although the despot's travel plans for their summit on February 27-28 are in mystery, reports were suggested Kim could use his green and yellow armor train early next week to travel more than 2,500 miles from Pyongyang to Hanoi – a journey that can take up to three days. Kim Jong Un can travel to Hanoi, Vietnam on his armored train, reported reports.(AP) "It's less than 24 hours from Pyongyang to Beijing and then from Beijing to Hanoi is about two days," said Mark Smith, who has train travel skills, told the BBC. "His train is unlikely to exceed 160km / h (99mph)." The speculation began earlier this week when Kim's de facto chief of staff Kim Chang-son, known as the leader's "butler", inspected a railway station in Lang Son, a town near the Vietnam-China border, before heading to Hanoi to scour potential sites before the summit, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported. TRUMP, KIM YOUNG UNSUMMIT IN VIETNAM: What to expect from Leader's second meeting Smith said that if Kim travels to Hanoi by train only, he would probably stay at the Gia Lam station where there are standard gauge tracks to accommodate the North Korean locomotive. Kim Jong Un and Trump met for the first time in Singapore in June.(AP) However, Kim is unlikely to make the entire journey by train, sources told Reuters. Despot can…

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong’s journey to Vietnam for his second summit with US President Trump may take much longer than others.

Although the despot’s travel plans for their summit on February 27-28 are in mystery, reports were suggested Kim could use his green and yellow armor train early next week to travel more than 2,500 miles from Pyongyang to Hanoi – a journey that can take up to three days.

Kim Jong Un can travel to Hanoi, Vietnam on his armored train, reported reports.
(AP)

“It’s less than 24 hours from Pyongyang to Beijing and then from Beijing to Hanoi is about two days,” said Mark Smith, who has train travel skills, told the BBC. “His train is unlikely to exceed 160km / h (99mph).”

The speculation began earlier this week when Kim’s de facto chief of staff Kim Chang-son, known as the leader’s “butler”, inspected a railway station in Lang Son, a town near the Vietnam-China border, before heading to Hanoi to scour potential sites before the summit, South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reported.

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Smith said that if Kim travels to Hanoi by train only, he would probably stay at the Gia Lam station where there are standard gauge tracks to accommodate the North Korean locomotive.

Kim Jong Un and Trump met for the first time in Singapore in June.
(AP)

However, Kim is unlikely to make the entire journey by train, sources told Reuters. Despot can choose to travel by train from Pyongyang to Dong Dang Railway Station at the Chinese border – and pass through Beijing along the way. He would then travel 105 miles by car from Dong Dang train station to Hanoi.

Two sources told Reuters that Vietnamese officials are preparing for Kim to arrive in the country by train. A witness reported that the workers cleaned up the Dong Dang station this week to prepare the leader’s arrival.

An elderly man cycling past national flags in Vietnam, North Korea and the United States on a street in Hanoi, Vietnam, Thursday, February 21, 2019. American President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet for their second summit in Hanoi February 27-28.
(AP)

“We have been told to prepare the possibility of an important event at the railway station,” another official of the local People’s Committee told Reuters.

Air travel has not been completely ruled out. Sources told Yonhap Kim could choose to travel with the state beam, codenamed “Chammae-1”, which would lower their driving time to about 13 hours.

Kim will meet Trump for a second summit in Hanoi, Vietnam
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“We have seen no unusual feature of President Kim’s possible use of a train to visit Vietnam so far,” a source told the Korean news site.

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Another source said February is also the busiest time to travel by train in China because of the New Year. Kim’s trains through China would cause delays and restrictions.

“It would be difficult for China to let Kim travel all the way through the country during the season,” the source said.

Kim traveled to Singapore in June to first the Trump summit with a Chinese charter plane with a Chinese flag displayed on the aircraft. The plane was one of three that resigned within an hour – an operation that believed to throw away enemies who want to take Kim’s aircraft down, Chosun Ilbo reported at that time. One of the plans also carried Kim’s portable toilet and ball-limousine which was used during the visit.

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Although he traveled by air For the first summit, Kim’s preferred travel service is by train – like his late father Kim Jong Il and grandfather Kim Il Sung. Kim’s father fell flying and made all his trips aboard, almost all to China, by rail.

Kim Jong Un arrived in Singapore in June on an air China plan.
(AP)

The train cars are allegedly bulletproof, which makes them heavier than regular wagons – and much slower when traveling, according to a report by Chosun Ilbo 2009. It travels at an average speed of 37 km / h.

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The train, originally Kim’s father, seems to provide great comfort for the North Korean leaders. 19659006] Your 90 wagons are said to contain bedrooms, conference rooms and a chamber equipped with satellite phones and flat screen TVs, as well as cases of Bordeaux and Beaujolais wine flying from Paris, Konstantin Pulikovsky, a Russian official who followed Kim Jong ll on a three week trip to Moscow 2001, said in an account published in 2002.

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