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Kangwon Province


원산시 元山市 Wŏnsan-si

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10.03.2022 New Google Earth imagery shows the new trolleybus extensions to Kalma, Myongsashimri and Songdowon, thus roughly doubling the overhead length from 9.5 km to 18.5 km. The precise date of the new extension opening is unknown.
07.05.2021 Jangchon — Songdowon trolleybus line opens.
24.11.2020 Completed construction of the third tramway system in North Korea. A circular one-way 7 km-long line on the grounds of the new Kalma Beach Resort was under construction since the summer of 2020.
08.09.1988 Trolleybus line from Wonsan Station to Kalma opens.
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C Wonsan-Kalma Coastal Tourist Area Tram 원산갈마해안관광지구 궤도전차
This tramsystem are in construction, mostly are finished. The Depot are nearly ready, only the roof is in building.
The trams are actual not in Wonsan, they stay in factory and wait for transfer.
D.M. 08/2023
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Wonsan City Trolley Bus Office 원산시무궤도전차사업소
Jangchon-Wonsan station 장촌-원산역
Jangchon-Songdowon 장촌-송도원
Branches to Myongsashimri 명사십리 and Kalma 갈마
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Trolleybus system opened 08.09.1988.

Appx. until 2002 the single 4.8 km-long line (two-way) was operated with 6 Songdowon trolleybuses, out of which 5 vehicles remained appx. from 2002 to 2018. One passenger vehicle was equipped with an overhead support maintenance tower. There was no depot. Trolleybuses were stored and maintained at the western terminal loop. In the 2010s the system operated sporadically, with periodic interruptions.

20 trolleybuses were delivered to the city in 2020. The new depot with a shed for vehicle storage was built near the western terminal in 2019-2020. The long-planned 1.5 km-long extension in the east of the line was built in 2020.

Construction of the new tramway line, the 7 km-long one-way loop began in Kalma Beach Resort in 2020, and was completed by 11.2020.

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Троллейбус открыт 8 сентября 1988 года.

Прибл. до 2002 г. единственная линия длиной 4,8 км. (в двупутном исчислении) обслуживалась 6-тью троллейбусами Songdowon, из которых прибл. с 2002 по 2018 гг. оставалось 5-ть троллейбусов. Один из пассажирских троллейбусов был оборудован вышкой КС. Депо отсутствовало. Троллейбусы парковались и обслуживались на западной конечной. В 2010 гг. троллейбус работал с периодическими перебоями и простоями.

В 2019 г. в город поставлено 20 троллейбусов. В 2019-2020 гг. у западной конечной построено новое троллейбусное депо с навесом дла подвижного состава. В 2020 г. построено давно запланированное продление линии на востоке длиной 1,5 км.

Строительство новой трамвайной линии в виде одностороннего кольца длиной 7 км. в районе курорта Калма началось летом 2020 г., и было закончено 11.2020.

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