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Hong Kong Tuen Mun Light Rail

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 LIGHT RAIL

Apart from the heavy rail rapid transit lines, MTR also operates a dense network of light rail routes in the north-western district. The network began service in 1988 and was gradually expanded into nowadays a network of 36 km with 68 stops. It runs at grade in most sections. Light rail passengers can interchange for West Rail at Yuen Long, Tin Shui Wai, Siu Hong and Tuen Mun stations. The entire network comprises 9 routes.

 

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 STREET TRAM

Hong Kong Heritage TramwayIn 2004, Hong Kong's downtown tramway celebrated its 100th anniversary. It is the world's only double-decker tram that is in commercial operation. The system was first proposed in 1881, but failed to attract private investment for nearly 20 years.

The tram runs between the East and West of the north shore of the HK Island, along the busiest trunk road of the island, and spans to the Happy Valley Racecourse in a little loop. The system is entirely at grade, and shares roads with common vehicles. It takes 45 mins from Shau Kei Wan to Central (on MTR: 19 mins). There is no air-conditioning yet the fare is very low. Its easily accessible locations, price and open view make it an ideal transport among visitors and budget commuters.

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- route length 16.7 km
- 1067 mm gauge
- operated by Veolia

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 Links

MTR Corporation Ltd (Metro network Official site)

Hong Kong Tramways Ltd (Street Tram network Official Site)

Octopus Cards (Smart card official site)

Public Transport in Hong Kong (governmental)

MTR Light Rail at Wikipedia

Hong Kong Tramways at Wikipedia

Hong Kong Mass Transit Info Center

 

 

Year of the Monkey 2004


 

Thanks to Hon Wai, Wilson Lui, Carl Yiu, Peter Lo amd Jeremy Lau for their updates and help!

 


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