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Old October 30th, 2006, 02:47 AM   #61
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#169-#171 were test tram for A/C tram. However, the old body and system do not have enough capacity to power the A/C.
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Old October 30th, 2006, 12:09 PM   #62
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I think it is possible to install the Public Announcement System on trams to make the passengers more convenient.
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Old November 3rd, 2006, 12:40 PM   #63
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Old November 22nd, 2006, 11:03 PM   #66
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I think it is possible to install the Public Announcement System on trams to make the passengers more convenient.
Like Roadshow? or something else?
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Old November 23rd, 2006, 12:23 PM   #67
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Roadshow is the entertainment and information programs on buses. The stop announcement system is separate.
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Old November 23rd, 2006, 04:22 PM   #68
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Roadshow is the entertainment and information programs on buses. The stop announcement system is separate.
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I don't see the point of installing the stop announcemnt system since distance between stops is so short. If you miss the stop, get off at the next one and walk back is going to cost anyone justa few minutes of walking only.
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Old November 24th, 2006, 11:50 AM   #69
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I don't see the point of installing the stop announcemnt system since distance between stops is so short. If you miss the stop, get off at the next one and walk back is going to cost anyone justa few minutes of walking only.
But I believe it is necessary as many people don't know where should exactly get off for some places.
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Old December 4th, 2006, 03:26 PM   #70
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Harbour tramline for tourists in the works
Operator aims to boost revenue while keeping fares low

10 December 2006
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Hongkong Tramways is proposing to build its first new line in decades - a route for tourists along the waterfront from Sheung Wan to Wan Chai.

The company has launched a technical feasibility study for a loop line that would serve the new Star Ferry pier and breathe new life into tram services.

It is also drawing up plans for new metal-framed trams to replace the wood-framed ones that ply its existing routes. The new design could go into production as early as next year.

Both proposals would first need the backing of the company's board.

Managing director Frankie Yick Chi-ming said the new line along the Central-Wan Chai reclamation would boost passenger numbers and the new trams reduce maintenance costs, allowing it to boost revenue while keeping fares low.

"A tourist loop is the perfect public transport to be put in the Central waterfront area and we will put some effort into coming up with a proper study," he said.

"We have to extend the tramway from somewhere near Western Market to the new Star Ferry pier and all the way to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

"It's going to be some sort of circular route. It is a new investment and we want to make it nice and comfortable. We haven't decided on the design but we are keen to maintain the traditional tram body.

"The tourist loop is going to be a separate service and I think most probably the loop will have to charge a fare that is a little bit higher.

"It won't affect the fare level of the existing service. We would like to maintain the low-fare strategy."

Mr Yick said trams would fit the government's vision for the waterfront area stressing greenery and public open space and meet the demand for emission-free vehicles.

Proposals for a new metal-frame design for the existing tramlines will be put to the board next year.

The design would retain trams' traditional appearance but be cheaper to maintain than wood-framed trams, which typically have to be rebuilt every six or seven years.

"If we decide to go ahead, I think we would see the new trams starting to be built in 2007," Mr Yick said. "I hope that we will be able to build two new metal-framed trams a month."

The trams would be built at the company's Whitty Street depot in Western.

Mr Yick said tram services had made average profits of just a few million dollars a year over the past eight years, with no increase in fares.

Whole-body advertising on trams had raised revenue, while hiring out trams for private parties and business events brought in HK$1 million a year.

"Once we have the new tourist loop in Central, I think new revenue-generating ideas such as tram cafes in that area would be a helpful further development," he said.

"We hope the whole community will support this project. We will need the support of a lot of people, including legislative and district councillors."

A tram tour for students from three secondary schools was jointly held yesterday by Hongkong Tramways and the Conservancy Association.
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Great News

Bringing the trams back to the harbourfront would be great news for Hong Kong - good for tourists, good for the Star Ferry and other ferries, good for the tramways and good for us all!

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I don't like the new trams so much, they've lost all the old charm. It'd be a huge shame if the old ones were removed, they have so much character.
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Old February 26th, 2007, 03:21 AM   #77
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I don't like the new trams so much, they've lost all the old charm. It'd be a huge shame if the old ones were removed, they have so much character.
The reception to these new trams wasn't too good, so the plan to overhaul the fleet seems to have stopped. I haven't seen any more new ones on the street at all.
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I don't like the new trams so much, they've lost all the old charm. It'd be a huge shame if the old ones were removed, they have so much character.
Same here, I think it takes the point out of the trams, they're there, imo, more than anything, to be remnants of the past, without those trams, they lose all sense of the history and classiness behind them... might as well replace them with buses.
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Those old destination showing ARE ALREADY GONE!!! :aak2:

I post a link from the HKiTalk with photos for a very rare to be seen.
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