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Pyongyang

North Korea, Asia


Date of opening6 Sep 1973
Network length22.5 km (13.98 mi)
Stations16 (15*)
Lines2        Line history cityrailtransit.com
Stations per line8.00
Avg. station distance1,607 m (1.00 mi)
Avg. line length11.25 km (6.99 mi)
*with transfer stations counted once
Numerical data by J. Serradell, 14 Sep 2008
System typemetro (known as Metro)
Daily ridership (by J. Kennes)98,600 (as of 2009)
Daily ridership per km (per mi)4,380 (2,720)
Fare collection
TrackGauge: 1435 mm
Power supplyThird rail, 825 V
Air-conditioned trainsNo
Walk-through trainsNo
Rubber-tyred trainsNo
Driverless linesNo
Platform screen doorsNo
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Transit mapsSystem map images
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Metro Arts and Architecture

Examples of interesting station design:


Rating: 1 star (bronze)  Pyongyang

The capital of North Korea has a socialist-style metro with murals and a grand architecture in a few stations [pyongyang-metro.com], [biglobe.ne.jp]. However, only two or three stations are open to tourists.

Photo [Wooolf, flickr.com]: Platform level of Puhung station.




Metro Museum

metro museum Pyongyang Metro Museum. Covers the events leading to the opening of the Metro in 1973, as well as operations and future plans.
Reference: pyongyang-metro.com (scroll down to 'museum').






Handpicked Resources

Bone, SimonThe Pyongyang Metro Unofficial Site.
ElliottStopping All Stations The Pyongyang Metro. Unlike most tourists, the photographer had the rare opportunity to visit all metro stations.




Generic Links for Pyongyang Metro

Wikipedia entry at wikipedia.org
Urbanrail.net entry at urbanrail.net
Railway Gazette search at railwaygazette.com
Discussion at skyscrapercity.com
System photos at Google Images
City information at wikipedia.org









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