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Thursday 1 September 2022

Back on track in Hong Kong

One of Hong Kong’s most iconic - and historic - tourism attractions is back on track.

The Peak Tram, which travels up Victoria Peak, has reopened after spending a year closed during Covid-19 and undergoing a a major revamp.

The revitalised tram includes a redeveloped terminus and new tramcar interiors, Travel Mole reports.

The tram is Asia’s oldest funicular dates and back to 1888. Before the pandemic it carried over six million riders annually.

The new Peak Tram dons the classic “Peak Tram Green”, in a nod to its heritage and earlier generations of tramcars in the 20th century. It provides a 75% increase in capacity, carrying 210 passengers, and its larger windows offer an unobstructed, panoramic vista of the world-famous skyline of Hong Kong. 

The bad news: the return ticket price has increased nearly 70%.

“I hope all visitors will feel it’s worth the price,” said May Tsang, general manager of tram operator the Peak Complex.

“We have to consider the increase in our operating costs and the long-term sustainability of our business.”

Image: William Furniss 

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