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Hong Kong Digital Vision: The Peak Tram (1989) :: Photoblog in Hong Kong


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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

The Peak Tram (1989)

The Peak Tram (1989)
Stock Photo ID: hkdigit-080530-074138-01

Peak Tram began service in its present form in 1989 following a HK$60-million overhaul to upgrade it to a microprocessor-controlled electric drive system. Governor Sir David Wilson officiated at the reopening on September 20, 1989.
  • Length: 1364 metres
  • Height: 368 metres
  • Maximum Steepness: 48%
  • Track Gradient: 4 ~ 27 degrees
  • Cars: 2 2-car train sets
  • Capacity: 120 passengers per train set
  • Configuration: Single track with passing loop
  • Journey time: 4.9 minutes
  • Maximum speed: 6 metres per second
  • Track gauge: 4'11.85" foot (1520 mm)
  • Traction: Electricity
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