Fueling the country: tracking North Korea’s growing number of gas stations
Reflecting increasing demand, new stations are popping up across the DPRK
Transportation in North Korea has always been challenging, but prior to the economic crisis of the 1990s people could get around the country on trains, or within Pyongyang using trams and the subway. Private car ownership was practically unheard of.
Today things are different. The DPRK capital still has the subway, trams, and buses, but it also has what could be described as baby traffic jams caused by the additional cars and taxi services.
The rest of the country, too, is getting used to private busing services as the rail system has yet to recover
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