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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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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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