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Old August 10th, 2008, 12:26 PM   #161
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In the key urban corridors trams actually have their right of way and are separated by double white lanes.
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Old August 12th, 2008, 11:01 AM   #162
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Don't forget that the current stock is pretty old. The newest passenger stock is almost 45 years old. They've grown into an icon that the locals associate with as well, so I doubt that even if they introduce new trams (a few have been replaced, but were not popular afaik), they will take on a dramatic new shape.
actually, I love the tram as it is, I wouldnt even want them to change the shape or anything. I can live with the millenium tram too ... eventually there will be a change - but it doesnt have to come so soon

Im just wondering if they can do something about the bogies - to make for a smoother ride - but I wouldnt want them to touch anything else

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Old August 14th, 2008, 06:57 AM   #163
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According to wikipedia, they were renovated in the 1980s, I wonder if they'll keep on renovating the trams. If they choose that route as opposed to obtaining new stock, it'll be that much more difficult to change the drive train system, I think.
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Old August 14th, 2008, 12:14 PM   #164
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No plans to buy new stock. The test trams (168/169/170) were the last of that type of idea.
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Old August 16th, 2008, 10:34 AM   #165
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Are there any plans to expand the system further? New routes etc?
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Old August 16th, 2008, 04:33 PM   #166
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There's a higher chance of getting new stock than expanding the system
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Old August 16th, 2008, 08:02 PM   #167
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Are there any plans to expand the system further? New routes etc?
Yes there is ... a new tram line along a reclamation that is currently happening in the city centre.

New Tram Line Proposal Along Central - Wanchai Reclamation
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=420008
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Old August 19th, 2008, 12:21 AM   #168
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Wow, I stand corrected. Are there any updates on that? It's been almost 2 years.

When was the last time the system was expanded?
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Old August 19th, 2008, 05:30 AM   #169
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It will take a long time since the parkland plans on top of the reclamation are still being discussed, and the reclamation itself is not yet complete.
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Old August 19th, 2008, 05:31 PM   #170
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Wow, I stand corrected. Are there any updates on that? It's been almost 2 years.

When was the last time the system was expanded?
It has been running between Kennedy Town and Shau Kei Wan including the Happy Valley loop on the same alignment since 1914.

If you count adding the interim Whitty Street and Sai Wan Hoi termini (as part of the depots relocation from Causeway Bay to Sai Wan and Sai Wan Hoi) are expansion, then it happened in 1989.
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Old August 31st, 2008, 03:06 AM   #171
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Have they put any advertisements on the Millenium Trams yet?

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Old September 26th, 2008, 10:42 AM   #175
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Have they put any advertisements on the Millenium Trams yet?

Cheers, m
They did it last Xmas ... think some of the photos are in the previous posts.
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Old September 29th, 2008, 10:02 AM   #176
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They did it last Xmas ... think some of the photos are in the previous posts.
Thanks...I'll check back.

I think if they cover the milenium tram with ads, it will stand out less....which will make it more acceptable for the majority.

Hmmmm....dunno if that is the right thing or the wrong thing...Hong Kong's Trams are an institution ......

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Old September 30th, 2008, 04:54 AM   #177
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I love the ads. Gives them more character. Adds to the streetscape too.
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Old September 30th, 2008, 06:46 PM   #178
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I love the ads.
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...
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Old October 17th, 2008, 07:15 AM   #179
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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...




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Old October 17th, 2008, 08:00 AM   #180
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Very beautiful trams! And what will happen when they end the life cycle? If they will not be replaced, the system will be dismantled?
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