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Old August 13th, 2015, 02:00 PM   #121
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360 degree video - North Korean Tram Ride (2015 June); from Aram Pan YouTube channel:

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Old October 4th, 2015, 08:50 PM   #123
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360 degree video - Pyongyang Metro Ride - Puhung to Kaeson (October 2015); from Aram Pan YouTube channel:

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Old October 5th, 2015, 10:12 AM   #124
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I really like the Hwanggumbol Station.


Girl checking Cell Phone in Pyongyang North Korea
by Raymond Cunningham, on Flickr
A cell phone!
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Old October 5th, 2015, 10:43 AM   #125
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Yeah, nowadays they have a 3G network by Koryolink and phones are available.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koryolink
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Old October 5th, 2015, 12:46 PM   #126
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I should have mentioned I was being sarcastic and just replicating what people usually think of North Korea. Thanks for the info though, I know a lot of people will appreciate it. Especially those who don't know even tourists can use 3G in Pyongyang.
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Old October 10th, 2015, 06:57 AM   #127
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Taxis parade once-empty streets of North Korean capital
9 October 2015
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PYONGYANG (Reuters) - Ahead of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party anniversary on Saturday, it is a parade of taxis, not tanks, that stands out most in the isolated country's capital, Pyongyang. Parts of impoverished North Korea have been serviced for decades by a small fleet of run-down taxis, but in the last few years the industry has mushroomed in Pyongyang, fueled by a rising consumer class.

One of the newest players is Air Koryo, North Korea's national airline, which launched a fleet of sky blue and white taxis when Pyongyang's new airport terminal opened earlier this year. "They didn't just trickle in," said Rowan Beard, a guide with Young Pioneer Tours, which brings in Western visitors. "Suddenly there were blue taxis absolutely everywhere." The for-hire signs on the roofs of taxis cruising for fares now punctuate Pyongyang's dimly-lit roads at night. Air Koryo's taxis include sedans as well as mini buses and SUVs.

Commercial activity is highly regulated in North Korea but in recent years public-private partnerships between state enterprises and private investors from both inside and outside the country have helped foster a burgeoning dual economy. North Korea's Ministry of Transport first imported Chinese-made green and yellow taxis in 2013, regular visitors and residents of Pyongyang said, adding to an older fleet of worn-out Volkswagens and locally-produced sedans. That was followed the same year by an influx of more Chinese-made taxis, this time in burnt orange and yellow livery, but adorned with the logo of the Korea Kumgang Group (KKG), a North Korean company with reported links to a foreign partner.

Ryong Sung Min, a Pyongyang taxi driver, told a foreign journalist invited to cover the anniversary events that business was good in the year he had been driving his KKG taxi.

Air Koryo was the third, and a fourth taxi company connected to the new Masik Ski Resort has also appeared in recent months.

FOREIGNERS PAY DOLLARS

Movements by foreign journalists in Pyongyang for events that are expected to include a military parade on Saturday were tightly controlled and interaction with locals in the isolated country was carefully minimized. Taking a taxi required advance approval and arrangement.

Foreigners taking taxis are encouraged to pay in U.S. dollars. Drivers charge a $2 base price, and 50 cents per kilometer (half-mile) after that.
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Old October 28th, 2015, 11:07 PM   #128
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Kim Jong Un Watches Newly Manufactured Underground Train

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Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, first chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, visited the Kim Jong Thae Electric Locomotive Complex and watched the newly manufactured underground train.




More photos (I don't know if the link will work -- North Korean websites are designed to make direct linking difficult).

EDIT: Copy of the article with all photos
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Old October 29th, 2015, 11:03 PM   #129
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If the images don't work properly, here are the key images from a better image hosting site:





Looks new enough to me.
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Old October 30th, 2015, 08:19 AM   #130
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They worked when they were posted, don't know what happened. Despite the rectangular-shaped headlights, they look surprisingly modern and good.
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Old October 30th, 2015, 04:01 PM   #131
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They worked when they were posted, don't know what happened. Despite the rectangular-shaped headlights, they look surprisingly modern and good.
But I think otherwise - one article in Russian suggests that, if you looking closely, this is just modernisation of existing stock of former Berlin U-Bahn cars:
http://www.minsk-metro.net/blog/archives/7112
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Old November 1st, 2015, 05:41 AM   #132
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It looks like a refurbish job of something out of the 70s, and a lousy job too.
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Old November 1st, 2015, 07:13 AM   #133
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Looks new enough to me.
made in China.......
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Old November 1st, 2015, 12:49 PM   #134
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As dimlys1994 said, it appears to be a rebuild of one of the former Berlin Typ D trains. Compare the size and position of the doors and the windows on a Typ D and the "new" train.
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Old November 1st, 2015, 02:52 PM   #135
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The design looks Chinese!
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Old November 6th, 2015, 03:54 PM   #136
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Kim Jong Un inspects North Korean metro trainset

NORTH KOREA: Edit:Hmm I saw someone already has posted this...

Pyongyang has two metro lines totalling 22 km, operated using rolling stock acquired from Berlin.

Approving the appearance of the new four-car trainset, Kim said it had modern traction motors, brakes, controls and passenger information systems. He said the styling and colours were ‘properly chosen to suit the specifications and modern aesthetic requirements’ for public transport. There are three passenger doors per car side, and longitudinal seating.

Thanking officials, scientists, technicians and factory workers who had manufactured the ‘Korean-style’ train, Kim said he attached great importance to the development of world-class metro rolling stock in order to show ‘people infected with importation fever’ that things are ‘dearer and shining’ when they can be built with indigenous technology by ‘patriotic scientists and technicians’.

Kim also underscored the need for better public transport in the country, in order to ‘translate the great leaders' noble intention of loving the people into a brilliant reality’.
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Old November 9th, 2015, 02:38 PM   #137
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New subway cars have been introduced to the Pyongyang subway.



https://nkleadershipwatch.wordpress....the-py-subway/



http://www.epa.eu/politics-photos/go...hotos-52396150
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Old November 24th, 2015, 03:10 PM   #139
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As discussed upthread, this is (so far) one refurbished train which the régime is pretending is an entirely new train.
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Old January 7th, 2016, 07:19 PM   #140
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Latest on refubrished metro trains:

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North Korean metro trainset carries passengers
07 Jan 2016



NORTH KOREA: January 1 saw a ceremonial run of what the official news agency describes as the country’s first domestically manufactured metro trainset. The train carried passengers on the 20 km north-south Chollima Line of the Pyongyang metro.

The four-car trainset includes screens with real-time passenger information, as well as weather information

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