First train to cross DMZ sparks celebration in Korea
"This will be a turning point for overcoming the legacy of the Cold War era, tearing down the wall of division and opening a new era for peace and reunification."
- Lee Jae-Joung, South Korea unification minister
Munsan Station, South Korea - Crowds cheered while a small group of protesters wept Thursday as the first train to cross the inter-Korean border in 56 years set off from Munsan Station Thursday.
Firecrackers exploded and spectators waved white-and-blue Korean "reunification" flags as the five-car train pulled out to make the historic crossing of the world�s last Cold War frontier.