"The Peak Tram" Peak Tram Tip by sirgaw

Peak Tram, Hong Kong: 17 reviews and 40 photos

 
 

To call The Peak Tram a tram is technically incorrect as the system is a funicular railway and draws its motive power from a balanced cable at the head of the system.

The tack is just over 1.3 kilometres in length and rises close to 400 metres. Two carriage sets can carry a maximum of 120 passengers per trip. In parts the line has a gradient of 27 degrees and as a result the flooring of the carriages are "stepped" to give passengers a nearly level footing.

The line was completed in 1888 and was a marvel of technical engineering at the time - all haulage of materials was by man and no mechanical services could be employed owing to the steepness of the terrain. Line and carriages have been rebuilt since the services inauguration.

The view from "The Peak" is spectacular (see separate tip)

Address: Garden Road in the St. John's Building
Phone: 852-28497654
Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peak_Tram

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 30, 2008
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