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Trains, trams, buses, ferries – how does one get around in Hong Kong?

Extending the MTR using a tunnel *dismantling* machine

Normally when building a new underground railway, a tunnel boring machine will be used to excavate the subterranean path for trains to run along. But in the case of the MTR West Island Line project, they needed to do the […]

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Television commercials for the MTR Airport Express

The Airport Express line commenced operations in July 1998, linking the brand new Hong Kong International Airport airport at Chek Lap Kok to Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. The MTR advertising campaigns emphasised how easy it was to access the […]

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Abandoned tram track in Causeway Bay

On my recent trip to Hong Kong I found something interesting on the streets of Causeway Bay – an abandoned tram track branching off from the main route. So where did it lead, and why was it built? Following the […]

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‘Emergency Tram Operation’ at Whitty Street Depot

Whitty Street Depot is the head office and main maintenance facility for the Hong Kong Tramways, located off Des Voeux Road West at the western end of Hong Kong Island. A friend of mine discovered an ‘Emergency Tram Operation’ sign […]

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Hong Kong bus models for every budget

What does a young kid on holiday in Hong Kong and loaded up with red envelopes do? In the case of my son – spend the cash on pull-back action models of Hong Kong public transport! Cheap and cheerful The […]

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