A brief history of hong kong s trams. Despite its reputation as a modern city hong kong offers a few surprising throwbacks among them a century old tram streetcar system that still chugs happily through hong kong island.
Hong kong tramways hkt is a 3 ft 6 in 1 067 mm narrow gauge tram system in hong kong owned and operated by ratp dev transdev asia the tramway runs on hong kong island between kennedy town and shau kei wan with a branch circulating through happy valley.
Old tram hong kong. Aside from the spectacular views of hong kong s harbour and skyscrapers it offers passengers the tram is an attraction in itself having been in service for more than 120 years. Running from garden road admiralty to victoria peak via the mid levels it provides the most direct route and offers good views over the harbour and skyscrapers of hong kong. The first fleet of trams consisted of 26 single decker vehicles.
Locals affectionately call the cars of the hong kong tramways the ding ding recalling the sharp ringing of the tram bells that warn pedestrians off their path. If you head over to where the fish markets are you can see these old timey tram cars. The peak tram is owned and operated by hongkong and shanghai hotels the owner of hong kong s peninsula hotel along with other properties.
Tram hong kong upper terminus. Hong kong s tram system is one of the earliest forms of public transport in the metropolis having opened in 1904 under british rule. The peak tram with a view out over hong kong city and harbour 1949.
Check availability and book online now. Discover hong kong s living history aboard a unique 1920s style tram with authentic tales of local life. The peak tram is a funicular railway in hong kong which carries both tourists and residents to the upper levels of hong kong island.
The tramway was first opened to the public in 1888 using wooden trams powered by coal fired steam boilers. The old peak tram station 1930s via aspiration creativity on flickr. The line along with hsh s peak tower.
They cost almost nothing to ride in and you can just jump in and ride around all day. Here s something most people don t get to experience because it s not really high on the touristy list of hong kong. Hong kong based designers are reimagining hong kong s historic tram and the ever popular ferries to see what public transit could look like in a world after the covid 19 pandemic.
View from inside the hong kong peak tram fenicular 1949. Hong kong s first tramway a single track running from kennedy town to causeway bay opened in 1904. Party tram is definitely a unique venue for your next function.
The tram was suspended during the wwii occupation of hong kong as the engine room was damaged in an attack. Buy tram souvenirs which are all available for delivery to customers worldwide.