North Korea: Pyongyang Metro

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The Pyongyang Metro is the deepest in the world at 120 metres and doubles as an bomb shelters in times of war.

The design is said to be based on the Moscow metro system. I was immediately struck by the lack of advertising in comparison to similar western metro systems.


Puhung station from the top of the stairs leading on to the platform.


A mural to Kim Il Sung at one end of the platform.


Green trains

Yonggwang (Glory) Station. The pillars are meant to look like victory torches bursting into flame.

James Mullarkey

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