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Old November 27th, 2013, 05:38 AM   #101
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I stand corrected. It just looked fake, all the cars look brand new (uncommon even in cities such as New York) and All the other NK videos I have seen show empty streets.
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Old November 27th, 2013, 09:20 AM   #102
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Those trains look cozy and make me want to take a nap in them.
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Old November 27th, 2013, 09:41 PM   #103
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I stand corrected. It just looked fake, all the cars look brand new (uncommon even in cities such as New York) and All the other NK videos I have seen show empty streets.
Because they are brand new, car ownership only started to take off in the past couple of years. It's just like cars in most Chinese cities look newer than American ones because they've only had them for 15 years. New York or any other American cities are probably bad examples because here in the US we've had cars for a lot longer and tend to keep them longer too, a large number of cars on the street are from the 90s or even the 80s.
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Old June 14th, 2014, 01:47 PM   #104
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Metro-tram map of Pyongyang, taken from here:



Does anybody have any information about tram network and tram stops names?
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Old June 15th, 2014, 09:06 AM   #105
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Anyhow, it's not that surprising to see cars in Pyongyang. Politics and propaganda aside, China is now the major political and economical player over there, and it looks like some of the provincial cities in China.
Any provincial city of China would be far more developed with much higher living standards.
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Old June 22nd, 2014, 03:41 PM   #106
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Metro-tram map of Pyongyang, taken from here:



Does anybody have any information about tram network and tram stops names?
There are three operational lines, plus one line dedicated exclusively for visitors of the Kumsusan palace, which is not operated by the Pyongyang electric transport. The bridge over Teadong was closed for tram traffic somewhere in mid 2000s, due to its poor condition. Tram stop names are usually in accordance with their location, i.e. by the name of the street or a block where the station is located or by an important institution in its vicinity. For example in Saesalim street there are several stations, one of which is named after the street itself (IIRC at the interchange), Kim Hyong Hik Teacher's colllege, etc.
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Old June 22nd, 2014, 03:44 PM   #107
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The tracks are generally in relatively good condition, maintenance of vehicles leaves a lot to be desired, and the major problem is the unreliable power system. That's the main reason why trams and trolleybuses are running slowly.
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Old June 26th, 2014, 02:38 AM   #108
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the streets of North Korea are so quiet, apparently one of the quietest in the world without traffic

as the subway should renew
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Old June 27th, 2014, 01:24 AM   #109
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I am impressed Google Earth is fine enough to distinguish gauge.
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Old June 27th, 2014, 07:21 AM   #110
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There are some photos -





However, I heard that part of this new system also, closed, is it true? pliase write some details...
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Old June 27th, 2014, 09:17 AM   #111
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Pyongyang public transport videos, recorded in April 2014 from KT4Dani channel on YT:

Pyongyang tram:



Pyongyang trolleybus:



Pyongyang metro:

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Old June 27th, 2014, 09:27 AM   #112
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the streets of North Korea are so quiet, apparently one of the quietest in the world without traffic

as the subway should renew
There is some traffic in Pyongyang...

GoPro City Tour Of Pyongyang from Aram Pan channel on YT. Check his other videos from NK!

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Old August 9th, 2014, 06:46 AM   #113
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This video shows what a beautiful city (and with almost no traffic) Pyongyang really is!

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Some of you guys hold some weird grudges against the DPRK. I know they're not a country which should be an example for all of us, but it's not like 100% of what they do is wrong. You should not believe in everything the West tells you about North Korea.
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Old August 12th, 2014, 10:34 PM   #114
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Old August 12th, 2014, 11:42 PM   #115
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What a beautiful city. Very clean and well organised.
I think I would feel safer wandering around this city compared to other cities around the world.
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Old October 29th, 2014, 07:01 PM   #116
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According to a Russian-language transport website, Pyongyang tram route #1 has been closed and has been replaced with trolleybus. This was apparently the only remaining line in the city where the tram travelled down the middle of the street instead of along the side.

http://transphoto.ru/news.php?cid=349
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Old October 30th, 2014, 03:58 AM   #117
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How sad
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Old August 6th, 2015, 12:42 AM   #118
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IIRC, it's only the section of line 1 on the east bank of the river Taedong (ending at the depot marked as 5 on the map) that was closed for conversion to trolleybus operation.

Bringing things up to date, in July Kim Jong Un gave "field guidance" to the Kim Jong Thae Electric Locomotive Complex in Pyongyang and gave orders to develop new metro trains.
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He gave an instruction for producing more electric locomotives of the new generation on the basis of cutting-edge technology and waging a dynamic drive to develop and produce new underground electric cars of Korean style in the shortest period.
As to whether new "Korean style" trains ever appear, I suppose we'll just have to wait and see.
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Old August 6th, 2015, 11:55 AM   #119
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As to whether new "Korean style" trains ever appear, I suppose we'll just have to wait and see.
I bet they will be Chinese sets assembled in NK.

I visited NK couple of years ago on one of these Aviation Tours and found Pyongyang really impressive, as many here have said. There were even traffic jams on the main streets but this is only in Pyongyang, rest of the country is pretty much empty of private cars and not so developed. Pyongyang is basically a country within a country.
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Old August 9th, 2015, 02:08 AM   #120
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The original Pyongyang Metro trains were based on first generation Beijing Metro stock, but of course they were said to be made in North Korea.
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