Hong Kong’s tram way

Hong Kong’s icon, the 100 year old trams, are set to undergo change after a Hong Kong conglomerate Wharf (Holdings) which owns the Hong Kong trams, has sold a 50pc stake to French giant Veolia Transport. 

Hong Kong’ tramway started operation in 1904. There were 16 one-deck trams then. Now the 2-deck tram fleet has expanded to 163. 

Trams are the cheapest means of public transport in Hong Kong. Adults pay HK$2 (US$0.26) and children pay half that price. The fee has remained unchanged for over 10 years. That is pretty amazing. 

When you are in Hong Kong, don’t miss out a ride on this Hong Kong icon.  I hope the tram will remain as cheap a means of transport as it is, and its look and service will sustain the Hong Kong way after the new owner takes over.

One Reply to “Hong Kong’s tram way”

  1. i m going shenzhen from malaysia … was thinking to come to hong kong first go around hong kong for 1 day then proceed to shenzhen .. can u tell me hotal with reasonable price tag and places to visit .. resturent to eat and how to proceed to the shenzhen…
    thanks in advance

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