The “Ding Ding” as locals call their trams is operated by Hong Kong Tramways Ltd. since 1904. Currently, the fleet consists of 163 different trams and provides transportation services on 6 routes. The iconic trams are all double-decker trams and it is highly recommended to get a seat upstairs. There is no better way to experience the flair of Hong Kong Island with its crowded streets, skyscrapers and big Chinese road signs than that. Some of the iconic trams are used to offer an eye-catching advertising and sometimes you have a chance to catch one of the two antique trams. In 2000 the tram company introduced three new and redesigned metal trams – the so-called “millennium trams”. These are more comfortable to ride and are equipped with air-condition system. Nonetheless we highly recommend you to take the old-fashion trams. Believe us, you won’t regret it. Taking these trams will make you a real Hong Kongnese.
How to use the tram:
When you walk in Wan Chai or Central area seeing the railway on the street or hearing the “ding ding” sound, you are very close to the tram station. Basically the intermediate stops are located in approx. 250 meters intervals. Passengers get in at the back (!) of the tram and pay the fare of HK$ 2.3 when exiting at the driver by either simply swiping the Octopus Card or tendering the exact fare (no change will be given!).
The six routes are:
From Shau Kei Wan to Western Market
From Shau Kei Wan to Happy Valley
From North Point to Shek Tong Tsui
From Causeway Bay to Shek Tong Tsui
From Happy Valley to Kennedy Town
>From Shau Kei Wan to Kennedy Town
Frequency of trams in peak hours is quite high and there is a tram almost every 2 minutes. The tram operates daily from 6:00am-12:00am.
Phone: +(852) 2548 7102
Btw…did you know that you rent one of the trams for special occasions? If you want to celebrate a birthday, party, celebrate an anniversary or wedding etc., you can have look to find out how to rent a tram.
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