Monthly Archives: February 2011

Trains of the HK airport automated people mover

Yesterday’s post introduced you to the Hong Kong International Airport Automated People Mover – but I didn’t talk about the rolling stock, so here we go.

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Hong Kong Airport’s driverless train

In Hong Kong the city isn’t the only place where you find trains: if you head down to the basement of the airport you will find yet another rail network. Officially known as the “Hong Kong International Airport Automated People Mover“, it has four stations on a 3.8 kilometre long route underneath the airport terminals, with a fleet of trains all operating without drivers. How do they do it? Read on…

Passengers wait for an arriving train at West Hall

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The Peak Tram (trainspotters edition)

The Peak Tram is one way to reach Victoria Peak, but how does it manage to climb a hill at a 27 degrees? For a start, the name “tram” is a misnomer once you find out how it actually works…

Tram departing the top station

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Victoria Peak (and the tram to the top)

I mentioned Victoria Peak in passing in a recent post about places to see the Hong Kong skyline: but how do you actually get up there? It turns out you have a few options: the Peak Tram is just one of them.

Only part way up the hill
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Love and romance in Hong Kong

Given today is Valentines Day, here is a look at the romantic side of Hong Kong.

Doesn't every little girl want their wedding photo to be in front of an EMD G12 diesel-electric locomotive?

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World! Continue reading

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