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World's largest double-deck tram fleet

Last updated on: April 22, 2013 12:32 IST

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The world's largest fleet of double-deck tramcars has been running in Hong Kong since 1904.

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One of the most economical modes of transport, Hong Kong Tramways had 26 single-deck tramcars when it started operations.

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After 100 years, it operates a fleet of 163 tramcars, which includes 2 antique tramcars.

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These trams carry an average of 230,000 passengers every day.

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The company operates across 6 tram routes (30 km) providing tram service between Shau Kei Wan, Happy Valley and Kennedy Town.

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There are 120 tram stops from Shau Kei Wan to Kennedy Town. The tram stops are located at an interval of around 250 metres on average

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Hong Kong Tramways launched the seventh-generation tram on November 28, 2011. It is a combination of modern interior design with traditional tram body exterior.

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Hong Kong Tramways, Limited (HKT) is wholly owned by Veolia Transport China Limited (VTCL) since April 2010.





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