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Old November 12th, 2012, 12:58 AM   #341
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Old February 26th, 2013, 01:55 PM   #342
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Old February 28th, 2013, 12:59 AM   #343
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I loved taking the trams when I last visited Hong Kong. Cheap, efficient and a great way to see the city. The way they incorporate ads on the trams is nice because it ads color and variety.
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The last time I was in Hong Kong (1989), most of the trams were still painted dark green with advertisements on large placards on the outside of the tram. Are all the trams nowadays painted in special colors for advertising purposes except for a few holdouts from those days?
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Old May 7th, 2013, 06:56 AM   #348
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The last time I was in Hong Kong (1989), most of the trams were still painted dark green with advertisements on large placards on the outside of the tram. Are all the trams nowadays painted in special colors for advertising purposes except for a few holdouts from those days?
The all-green trams or the green body with side ads are pretty much all gone and the vast majority now have full-body ads. The bodies are also being gradually renovated with new skin and interiors.
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The all-green trams or the green body with side ads are pretty much all gone and the vast majority now have full-body ads. The bodies are also being gradually renovated with new skin and interiors.
I was hoping there would still be a few holdouts for that older livery--though I remember a few trams back then were painted in lime-green color. Essentially now, every tram is now a rolling billboard....
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I was hoping there would still be a few holdouts for that older livery--though I remember a few trams back then were painted in lime-green color. Essentially now, every tram is now a rolling billboard....
Tram #120 still retains its historic charm and it was preserved on purpose.

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Old December 6th, 2013, 04:57 AM   #354
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Tram operator proposes $2.8b Kai Tak line
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Hong Kong Tramways has proposed building a HK$2.8 billion tram system for the Kai Tak site.

Under the tram operator's proposal, there will be 23 stations in the system, which will link Kai Tak pier, Ngau Tau Kok and Kowloon Bay MTR stations in 2018. The fare is expected to be HK$3 a trip.

The tram will be barrier free and able to shuttle along roads, said a spokesman, adding the "modern tramway" is the most efficient road space user.

It will be much cheaper and more flexible to build, operate and extend, as well as more environmentally friendly, he said. The tramway will have a low-floor design, enabling easy access for the elderly and passengers with trolleys, luggage or wheelchairs.

The modern tramway system is an advanced and proven technology, which has been operating in more than 400 cities worldwide, he said.

"We believe modern tramway to be the most cost- effective and efficient solution to serve the particular needs and vision for Kai Tak," said Hong Kong Tramways general manager Emmanuel Vivant.

A spokeswoman for the Development Bureau said it is difficult to offer the space to build a tram system as roads are already burdened.

The company will also have to carefully consider various aspects such as whether the places it plans to build on will be available before 2018.

She also said the bureau does not have information regarding building costs and fares.
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I wonder if there's space for this in Hong Kong's crowded streets. Perhaps on Kai Tak it can work, because it is 'new' and not a through-route, but when it goes into the other parts of Hong Kong, perhaps elevated or underground would be better?
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Tram operator proposes $2.8b Kai Tak line
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Hong Kong Tramways has proposed building a HK$2.8 billion tram system for the Kai Tak site.

Under the tram operator's proposal, there will be 23 stations in the system, which will link Kai Tak pier, Ngau Tau Kok and Kowloon Bay MTR stations in 2018. The fare is expected to be HK$3 a trip.

The tram will be barrier free and able to shuttle along roads, said a spokesman, adding the "modern tramway" is the most efficient road space user.

It will be much cheaper and more flexible to build, operate and extend, as well as more environmentally friendly, he said. The tramway will have a low-floor design, enabling easy access for the elderly and passengers with trolleys, luggage or wheelchairs.

The modern tramway system is an advanced and proven technology, which has been operating in more than 400 cities worldwide, he said.

"We believe modern tramway to be the most cost- effective and efficient solution to serve the particular needs and vision for Kai Tak," said Hong Kong Tramways general manager Emmanuel Vivant.

A spokeswoman for the Development Bureau said it is difficult to offer the space to build a tram system as roads are already burdened.

The company will also have to carefully consider various aspects such as whether the places it plans to build on will be available before 2018.

She also said the bureau does not have information regarding building costs and fares.
Not surprised if this project proposal is just to get mates at Alstom producing more rollingstock for the Asian market.
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Beautiful, I miss Hong Kong.
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