Thursday, 7 November 2019
A trip on the Pyongyang Metro -by Dr Dermot Hudson
On the last day of our recent visit to People's Korea (from the 7th of October to the 15th of October 2019)we went for a ride on the Pyongyang Metro . Of course it was not the first time that I had been the Pyongyang Metro. We left the hotel in our minibus. With me was the rest of the delegation of the Juche Idea Study Group of England and Juche Idea Study Group of Scotland and our guides Mr Jong .We were joined by the Italian delegate Marco and his guide also called Miss Kim . Our minibus sped through the autumnal streets of Pyongyang until it reached a Metro station in a residential area, some way from the hotel.
We stepped out of our minibus and into the station .The station was clean and orderly .It had ornate decorations adorning the wall and revolutionary slogan on the entrance to the escalator Unlike London there was no sign of homeless people begging outside the station or sleeping outside the station , recently I encountered a lot of homeless people outside of Charing Cross underground station. We passed through the barriers.
Rodong Sinmun . To my slight surprise instead of leaving the station as we had done on previous visits we boarded another train. It is a myth of Western, imperialist , bourgeois propaganda that there are only two stations on the Pyongyang Metro , this is another lie of the imperialists !!! I was told it is planned to extend the Metro to Kwangbok street in the south of Pyongyang and to West Pyongyang and extending the Metro to the airport is not ruled out .
Dr Dermot Hudson
Chairman Juche Idea Study Group of England
President Association for the Study of Songun Politics UK
Official Delegate KFA for UK
Chairman UK KFA
Chairman British Solidarity Committee For Peace and Reunification on the Korean Peninsula