Pyongyang Underground

Pyongyang Underground

public transportation with beautiful metro stations and old German trains

Location: 

Yonggwang Station, Pyongyang, North Korea

Duration: 

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Personal highlights

  1. Pyongyang Metro: important public transportation system
  2. Metro Lines: only two lines with about 20 metro stations
  3. Bomb shelters: built deep underground for self-defence
  4. Underground trains: imported from Germanyinfo-icon's U-Bahn
  5. My experience: very active underground like everywhere

Image sources

  1. Entrance to Yonggwang
  2. Escalator down to the metro
  3. Newspaper about Trump meeting
  4. Old metro wagons from Berlin
  5. Yonggwang metro Station

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