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Old October 17th, 2008, 10:52 AM   #181
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Better than ours, huh? what with our plastering them onto passenger windows, right?

Any chance of interior shots, please, coz decades have revealed only their exteriors, plus something tells me these HK double decker fleets are cuter than how they've been shown off? I sense there to be something special about riding any of them...
there is definitely something special about riding them...I feel that the trams are the best way to see Hong Kong island....and the people

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Old October 19th, 2008, 01:33 PM   #182
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Hong Kong will not be Hong Kong without those trains and the Star Ferries.
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Old October 26th, 2008, 04:38 PM   #183
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Old October 27th, 2008, 12:16 AM   #184
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coming here from time to time, i've seen lots of hk trams... and all of them are painted in commercials...
hkskyline... how often do they paint trams? seems like every time you put pictures here there is some new paint i haven't seen before
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Old October 27th, 2008, 12:19 AM   #185
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Old October 27th, 2008, 12:41 AM   #186
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coming here from time to time, i've seen lots of hk trams... and all of them are painted in commercials...
hkskyline... how often do they paint trams? seems like every time you put pictures here there is some new paint i haven't seen before
99% of the time a vehicle would have an commercial on it. It is the way for another source of income. Leaving a tram runs on the original body colour doesn't make money, but put an commercial up does. Once in a while you would still see an tram in its original green, but it is very rare these days.

BTW, these ads are actually giant sticky poster trim to fit the tram body. They are no longer painted on the body directly. When the time comes to change the ads, it can be peeled off easily and put up a new one in just hours.
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Old October 27th, 2008, 08:55 AM   #187
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coming here from time to time, i've seen lots of hk trams... and all of them are painted in commercials...
hkskyline... how often do they paint trams? seems like every time you put pictures here there is some new paint i haven't seen before
I notice ads tend to change every month / month and a half.
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Old October 27th, 2008, 10:49 AM   #188
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Again HK has some of the finest in public transportation.
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Old October 27th, 2008, 02:12 PM   #189
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well if they are like Eric said a giant stickers, then it's ok to change them monthly as they can be taken off in a matter of minutes...
99% of my city trams are painted in city's official color blue... some of them have adds but they are painted so they don't change often... and they aren't amusing like HK adds
i find those HK adds very colorful and somehow happy
i think that's why i keep coming back here to see some of new designs
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Old October 27th, 2008, 07:39 PM   #190
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But HK is the ONLY city still serving the double deck trams to the public!
Not true actually. Alexandria, Egypt has Double Deck trams to. I've sit in this Double Deck tram.. quite weird but fun image hosted on flickr
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Not true actually. Alexandria, Egypt has Double Deck trams to. I've sit in this Double Deck tram.. quite weird but fun image hosted on flickr
As well as Blackpool of England. There are only three cities left in the world that have double-decker trams. But, indeed, HK is the only one that is 100% double-deck.
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hm... i came up with another question related to topic...
what is the difference between two-wagon tram and double decker trams? beside number of floors ofcourse?
HK uses doubledecker trams more as a tradition or as a tourist attraction than as an economic solution...
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Old October 27th, 2008, 10:56 PM   #193
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Double decker carries a higher density traffic, and allows stops, etc to be shorter, and take up less space, which is useful in a place as dense as Hong Kong.

HK's stock has actually been in use for decades, I'm pretty sure they weren't looking at it as a tourist attraction when they first bought the trams.
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As well as Blackpool of England. There are only three cities left in the world that have double-decker trams. But, indeed, HK is the only one that is 100% double-deck.
The Wirral also has a short line with two Hong Kong built trams to operate the tourist line between Woodside and the Transport Museum. For more information, http://www.visitliverpool.com/site/w...-museum-p18340
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hm... i came up with another question related to topic...
what is the difference between two-wagon tram and double decker trams? beside number of floors ofcourse?
HK uses doubledecker trams more as a tradition or as a tourist attraction than as an economic solution...
the double deck came because there was such a demand in service, but lack of vehicles in the 1910s. so in order to increase capacity immediately, the hong kong tramway converted the original single deck into double deck by adding seats, covers, and rails on the top of a single deck with stairs. between the 1960s and 1980s, some trams in hong kong ran with a double decker hauling a single deck trailer with additional capacity.

even it has become the slowest motor transportation mode in hong kong now after serving the community for over a hundred years, but it is being still used popularly by general public for short journeys, not only tourists, giving the fact it's only HK$2 per ride (approx. US$0.25).
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Old October 28th, 2008, 06:42 AM   #196
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any photos on hk trams with Malaysia Airlines Livery? tq
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lol... Metal Gear Solid 4 advertising on trams clearly showing totally different mentality of HK people damn i wish i live there
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