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Shanghai’s rubber tired tram

A long way off the beaten tourist track of Shanghai is an unusual mode of transport – the Zhangjiang Tram. It looks a little like a normal light rail system. With a track running down the middle of the road, […]

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Named trains of the MTR Light Rail

Trains in Hong Kong don’t have very much character – they all look much the same, with only their fleet numbers setting them apart. But on the MTR Light Rail network, there was an exception – a pair of light rail vehicles that were given their own names.

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Trackwork on the Hong Kong Tramways

When riding the Hong Kong Tramways, I was quite surprised to see how they maintain their trackwork – by digging up the tracks while trams are still running over the top!

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Hong Kong transport footage from the 1990s

The other week on YouTube I stumbled upon a great collection of Hong Kong transport footage, recorded back in 1993/94 and uploaded by a user going by the name of ‘kamepo‘. We start by looking out the right hand side […]

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Occupy Central and the Hong Kong Tramways

From September to December 2014 protests occupied many streets across Hong Kong, in what was known as ‘Occupy Central’ or the ‘Umbrella Revolution’. As well as forcing road traffic to take alternate routes, the protests also disrupted tramway services on […]

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