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Peak Tram

New bill in the works to allow Peak Tram to continue

A bill to allow the Peak Tram to continue operating for at least two more years will be gazetted tomorrow, after it was discovered the law governing its right to run had been misinterpreted.

Thursday, 12 September, 2013, 12:20pm 1 comment

Peak Tram service suspended

Tourists and day trippers were stranded when a signal failure caused the suspension of the Peak Tram yesterday. A spokesman said about 600 people at the terminuses on The Peak and in Garden Road, Central, were affected when the glitch was discovered at 5.30pm. After workers carried out repairs, the Peak Tram resumed service at 7.15pm.

12 May 2008 - 12:00am

Peak Tram offers a glimpse of the past

A gallery displaying exhibits dating back to the earliest days of the Peak Tram will open in September to celebrate the 120th anniversary of Asia's first funicular railway.

13 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Colonial retreats the height of injustice

In this lofty seclusion in the clouds, wealthy merchants built imposing mansions. In 1904, when this picture was taken, there were 98 homes listed in what was bafflingly described as 'The First Hundred Peak Residences'.

There were also, however, The Peak Hotel and the Mount Austin Hotel, both substantial structures.

31 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Pane of glass injures 16 tourists

Sixteen tourists were slightly injured when a pane of glass fell on them as they stepped out of the Peak Tram station in Garden Road last night. Twelve of the victims were sent to Queen Mary Hospital, where they were treated for head wounds and cuts.

1 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

Security guard dies on duty near Peak Tram station

Police are investigating the death of a security guard on the Peak. Officers were called to the slip road of the Peak Tram station near Plantation Road at 6am yesterday after a maid, 36, who was walking a dog, found the man unconscious.

26 May 2001 - 12:00am

Builder of the Peak Tram meant business

Inextricably linked with the history of Hong Kong, the Peak Tram celebrates its 111th birthday this year.

It was built in 1888 by Findlay Smith, who owned the Peak Hotel.

Smith wasn't satisfied with the volume of business his establishment was attracting, so he built the funicular to encourage people to visit the Peak.

25 Jun 1999 - 12:00am