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 or 1 067 mm gauge. Impressions show four-axle, single car vehicles with three twin-leaf doors, possibly inspired by the common ČKD Tatra design.
The construction of the tram lines has been encouraged by Pyongyang for sustainability reasons, notably through a reduction in air pollution
North Korea currently has tram networks in the cities of Pyongyang and Chongjin, while 12 more cities have trolleybus networks although at least two of these may be out of service.