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Old March 4th, 2006, 06:26 AM   #41
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Old March 9th, 2006, 06:24 AM   #42
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Old March 9th, 2006, 11:47 PM   #43
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Are there also some new trams??
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Old March 10th, 2006, 07:10 AM   #44
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#168-#170 are the only three new trams in Hong Kong. They are actually new in body but old in chassis. They are still noisy (which I like) and slow (about 43km/h max). However, like the rest #1-#166, they are equipped with newer control systems, closed-circuit surveillance system, and signaling.
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Ok, are there any plans to buy new trams??
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Old March 10th, 2006, 11:25 PM   #46
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Great pictures & maps. Like the Star ferry, the almost unique doubledeck trams, are classic Hong Kong! The doubledeck trams are for HK what the cablecars are for San Francisco.
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Old March 11th, 2006, 06:59 PM   #47
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Ok, are there any plans to buy new trams??
From the HKT website :
In 2000, Hongkong Tramways introduced the brand new metal body trams which were designed and manufactured by our internal engineering team. Apart from the complete new outlook and compartment, the new trams provide our passengers with a more comfortable traveling experience. Different facilities and equipment were installed to upgrade the tramcars. The success of the metal body trams marked an important milestone in the history of Hongkong Tramways and further reinforced our commitment to make continuous efforts to improve our tram facilities and service standard in the future.

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Old March 15th, 2006, 01:49 PM   #48
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A video of taken from inside a tram heading west through Wan Chai (19 seconds) facing backwards.

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Old April 10th, 2006, 02:49 AM   #49
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Old May 23rd, 2006, 08:58 PM   #50
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France's JCDecaux wins Hong Kong tramway deal

PARIS, May 2 (Reuters) - JCDecaux , the world's second biggest outdoor advertising company, said on Tuesday its wholly owned subsidiary JCDecaux Texon had won a 5-year advertising contract from Hong Kong Tramways Limited.

JCDecaux will be the exclusive advertising agent for the entire fleet of 140 tramcars, the statement said.
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Old July 28th, 2006, 07:15 AM   #51
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The newest tram type and the oldest tram type
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Old August 29th, 2006, 07:35 AM   #53
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Old October 12th, 2006, 05:05 PM   #56
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Very nice old trams--- in a very good shape, but I think often those Double Decker Trams are very crowded. Thus I didn't like riding on it... Most of them are non air-conditioned, which draws polluted air from the road into the cab (which I didn't like)
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Old October 27th, 2006, 07:08 AM   #58
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Old October 29th, 2006, 05:40 AM   #59
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One of the things I noticed when I first rode the tram in 2001 was the stretched bogie...

and I figured that one reason for the jumping and the noise of the tram was because the bogies were a little too long for the curves on the rails....

I wondered then, if they would consider designing a tram that had independent axles, or double bogies like a typical rail car....because that would make the ride a little quieter and smoother.....and it would help HKT to save on parts and maintenance.

hehehehe of course, one wouldnt want the ride to be too quiet or too smooth....the trams are an icon and should be left as much in their original state as is reasonably possible

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and I figured that one reason for the jumping and the noise of the tram was because the bogies were a little too long for the curves on the rails....

I wondered then, if they would consider designing a tram that had independent axles, or double bogies like a typical rail car....because that would make the ride a little quieter and smoother.....and it would help HKT to save on parts and maintenance.

hehehehe of course, one wouldnt want the ride to be too quiet or too smooth...
HK trams have very old design without much modernisation. The bogies... often in a pretty bad shape, resembles those from San Francisco.
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