Monday, December 3, 2007

Hong Kong Tramways

Hong Kong Tramways owns and operates a fleet of 163 tramcars. These are electric powered and are a cross between buses and a trains coach car as they operate on a fixed railway. The link will give you much info including the sound of the bell. Bruce told me about these and I have to agree with him they are great fun. They provide a great view of the city especially from the top level. Many are colored with advertisements and most are similar in design. They are apparently making some new ones to replace some of the oldest ones. 240,000 daily tram rides are taken, and at $2.00 HK dollars it is a great deal, that is about 27 cents US. The trams have a great history. They have been in continuous service since 1904.

Hong Kong Trams