All North Korea articles

  • The trams for the Wonsan-Kalma Beach Resort are being built at the Kim Chong-t’ae Electric Locomotive Works in Pyongyang
    Urban news

    Tramway under construction at North Korean beach resort

    2020-06-03T07:00:00Z

    NORTH KOREA: A tram line is reported to be under construction at the Wonsan-Kalma Beach Resort which is being developed on the east coast. The trams are being built at the Kim Chong-t’ae Electric Locomotive Works in Pyongyang and are thought to be of 1 000 ...

  • tn_kp-pyongyang_tram_kim_jong_un_2.jpg
    News

    Kim Jong Un inspects North Korean tram and trolleybus

    2018-08-06T09:48:54Z

    NORTH KOREA: Chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea Kim Jong Un has inspected what the official news agency described as a locally-made tram and trolleybus. The three-section tram with AC traction motors was made at the Bus Repair Factory, the news agency said. It is stabled at Mangyongdae ...

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected the Koam – Tapchon railway (Photo: Korean Central News Agency).
    News

    North Korean railway line opens

    2018-06-14T08:00:00Z

    NORTH KOREA: The Koam – Tapchon railway viaduct has opened, crossing Sokjon Bay on the east coast to connect a fishing port development on the Songjon peninsula to the national rail network. The opening ceremony was held on May 30, five days after national leader Kim Jong Un had inspected ...

  • kp-pyongyang-metro-train-approaching.jpg
    News

    North Korean metro trainset carries passengers

    2016-01-07T14:39:00Z

    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 ...

  • Kim Jong Un inspects a North Korean metro trainset.
    News

    Kim Jong Un inspects North Korean metro trainset

    2015-10-30T11:35:00Z

    NORTH KOREA: Kim Jong Un, First Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, visited the Kim Jong Thae Electric Locomotive Complex on October 23 to inspect what the official news agency described as a locally-made metro trainset. Pyongyang has two metro lines totalling 22 km, operated using rolling stock acquired ...

  • tn_kr-20150805-president-sleeper.jpg
    News

    South Korea to reinstate line to the DMZ

    2015-08-07T08:20:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: As part of events to mark the 70th anniversary of the partition of the Korean peninsula, on August 5 President Park Geun-hye attend a ceremony to launch work to reinstate the 9·3 km Baengmagoji – Woljeongi South Korean section of the former 222 km Gyeongwon Line between Seoul ...

  • tn_kp-ceremony-band20141021_01.jpg
    News

    Let the cosmos flowers bloom!

    2015-03-06T05:00:00Z

    NORTH KOREA: Railways feature in a number of slogans which were published by the Central Committee and the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea to celebrate its 70th anniversary: Railways are the arteries of the country. Let the rail transport sector establish rigid discipline as ...

  • Groundbreaking ceremony for the modernisation of the railway from Namp’o to Pyongyang, Kangdong and Jaedong.
    News

    North Korea launches Victory railway upgrade

    2014-10-28T09:33:00Z

    NORTH KOREA: A ground-breaking ceremony for the ‘Victory’ project to modernise the railway linking the west coast port of Namp’o with Pyongyang, Kangdong and the Jaedong coalfields was held on October 21. The project is being supported by Russia, and guests at the groundbreaking included Minister of External Economic ...

  • News

    North Korea rail link completed

    2013-09-29T06:00:00Z

    NORTH KOREA: A ceremony was held on September 22 to mark the completion of work to reinstate the railway from Rajin in the Rason Special Economic Zone to the border at Tumangang and Khasan in Russia. More than 5·5bn roubles has been spent rehabilitating the 54 km line for ...

  • tn_generic-tracks-cz_3fd608.jpg
    News

    North Korean cross-border route upgrading progresses

    2013-06-14T14:10:00Z

    RUSSIA: RZD President Vladimir Yakunin and North Korean Minister of Railways Jon Kil-su have signed a protocol on reconstruction of the Khasan – Rajin line, following talks in Moscow. They reported that the rebuilding work was ‘in its final stages’. The protocol outlines plans to create a single control ...

  • Tracklaying ceremony at Tumangan (Photo: RZD).
    News

    Trans-Korean reconstruction begins

    2008-10-07T11:29:00Z

    NORTH KOREA: Ceremonies were held at the border station of Tumangan on October 4 to mark the start of reconstruction work on the first section of the Trans-Korean Main Line between the Russian border and the port of Rajin, where a new container terminal is to be built. Intended to ...

  • News

    Pyongyang buys Czech trams

    2008-05-14T05:20:00Z

    NORTH KOREA: Pyongyang Transport Authority is to buy 20 second-hand Type T3 CKD-built single-ended trams from Praha transport authority DPHMP in a contract worth KC13m. Pyongyang already operates 129 Type T6B5K single-ended trams delivered in 1991 and 45 Type KT8D5K bi-directional articulated trams supplied in 1990. A further 50 ...

  • News

    Freight crosses the Korean divide

    2008-01-05T05:01:00Z

    DECEMBER 11 saw the first commercial freight service cross the Demilitarised Zone between North and South Korea when a train loaded with construction materials from Munsan in the south reached an industrial complex at Kaesong in the north. It returned south carrying footwear and clothing. Operation of the train followed ...