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Old December 25th, 2005, 08:06 AM   #21
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I quite like the HK trams. Ive never been on them though. When I was in HK 10years ago, we were going to go on them, but they were too crowded.
Im not sure I like the new Millenium trams - are they replacing the older trams??

Can you still get model HK trams?
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Old December 25th, 2005, 09:49 AM   #22
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I'm not sure I like the new Millenium trams - are they replacing the older trams??
The Tramway used to have this plan but now it was dropped after refurished the three trams (No. 168-170) because of many criticisms from this new design and the problems of voltage for A/C.

BTW, Tram no. 120 is the ONLY tram which remains its original design in 1950s!
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Old December 27th, 2005, 06:57 AM   #23
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The Tramway used to have this plan but now it was dropped after refurished the three trams (No. 168-170) because of many criticisms from this new design and the problems of voltage for A/C.

BTW, Tram no. 120 is the ONLY tram which remains its original design in 1950s!
Hopefully, all these old trams will not be phased out, it's much more typical compared with the new millenium trams.
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Old December 27th, 2005, 07:09 AM   #24
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Hopefully, all these old trams will not be phased out, it's much more typical compared with the new millenium trams.
It's not just typical but those are classics! I would rather see the old ones than the new!
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Old December 27th, 2005, 07:22 AM   #25
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It would be cool if these things had doors on the upper deck for boarding from bi-level platforms.
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Old December 27th, 2005, 07:33 AM   #26
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It would be cool if these things had doors on the upper deck for boarding from bi-level platforms.
That would be really good though! But I don't think it's that practical!
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Old December 27th, 2005, 07:36 AM   #27
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Just a question: Since when did HongKong become engrossed in these double decker transportation stuff? (Buses, Trams, etc.)
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Old December 27th, 2005, 07:39 AM   #28
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Just a question: Since when did HongKong become engrossed in these double decker transportation stuff? (Buses, Trams, etc.)
Since the British took control of the territory
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Old December 27th, 2005, 07:42 AM   #29
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Just a question: Since when did HongKong become engrossed in these double decker transportation stuff? (Buses, Trams, etc.)
Trams: 1912
Buses: 1949
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Old December 28th, 2005, 12:20 PM   #30
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Hopefully, all these old trams will not be phased out, it's much more typical compared with the new millenium trams.
I perfer to have a mixture of both old and new trams on HK Island as Melbourne do.
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Old December 29th, 2005, 07:43 AM   #31
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I perfer to have a mixture of both old and new trams on HK Island as Melbourne do.

That's right, more 120 type trams! And get rid of that "Silver" box!
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Old December 29th, 2005, 09:25 AM   #32
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It's not just typical but those are classics! I would rather see the old ones than the new!
That's very true, all these classical trams are the icon of HK
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Old December 29th, 2005, 09:29 AM   #33
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It would be cool if these things had doors on the upper deck for boarding from bi-level platforms.
what a creative idea u gave, but it's obviously not practical
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Old December 29th, 2005, 09:34 AM   #34
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what a creative idea u gave, but it's obviously not practical
It can be somewhat practical if the tram stops are close to foot bridges such as the ones in Queensway or Causeway Bay
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Old December 31st, 2005, 07:19 PM   #35
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Old December 31st, 2005, 09:28 PM   #36
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It can be somewhat practical if the tram stops are close to foot bridges such as the ones in Queensway or Causeway Bay
I wasn't even thinking foot bridges, although those could work too. I'm thinking of just having a couple narrow staircases (one for going up, one down), that go to the "roof" of, for example, this shelter:



I guess, even with narrow staircases, the shelters would still have to be at least a little wider though, eh?
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Old December 31st, 2005, 09:36 PM   #37
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aside from hoping trams and star ferry never get phased out ... i also hope trams and star ferries never get any a/c, tv and ads ... hkg has too many tv, a/c and ads ...
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Old January 1st, 2006, 03:49 AM   #38
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aside from hoping trams and star ferry never get phased out ... i also hope trams and star ferries never get any a/c, tv and ads ... hkg has too many tv, a/c and ads ...
too late, there is a prototype A/C tram, and all star ferries have A/C but only on one end of the boat.
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Old January 1st, 2006, 09:13 AM   #39
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aside from hoping trams and star ferry never get phased out ... i also hope trams and star ferries never get any a/c, tv and ads ... hkg has too many tv, a/c and ads ...
I'm totally disagree with you. I absoutely support Airconlistion on some trams, with maintaining some old trams. I also support the ads to make them more interesting! Star Ferries already have A/Cs many years ago on one side of the upper deck!
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Old February 13th, 2006, 07:43 AM   #40
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Here is the Brief map of the HK Tramway:

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