Tramways a pollution-free option

Photo: AFP

I refer to the letter from Norman Y. S. Heung of the Civil Engineering and Development Department ("Practically impossible to accommodate tram system at Kai Tak", May 7).

Thursday, 16 May, 2013, 2:47am 1 comment

Artists bring natural touch to tram shelters

An 'Artram Shelters' design by Alice Lai outside the CC Wu Building in Wan Chai. Photo: Sam Tsang

The colourful paintings with themes of natural landscapes and animals can be seen in stops at Wan Chai and Taikoo Shing.

8 May 2013 - 5:13am

Tram system not feasible

Photo: May Tse

I refer to the report ("Tram may suit Kai Tak better than monorail", April 29).

7 May 2013 - 2:22am 2 comments

Letters to the Editor, May 6, 2013

A tree thought to have brown root rot. Photo: Nora Tam

Your detailed coverage of the plight of Hong Kong's urban and rural trees highlights the need for urgent action if we are to save at least some of our natural heritage.

6 May 2013 - 2:55am 5 comments

Trams best for Kai Tak transport

Free rides on Hong Kong's trams and ferries to mark the 150th anniversary of the HKGCC. Photo: Edward Wong

I refer to the report ("Trams may suit Kai Tak better than monorail, operator says", April 29).

4 May 2013 - 4:04am 4 comments

Letters to the Editor, May 2, 2013

Donations must help victims, not corrupt officials. Photo: AFP

Best way to help victims is through NGOs

The discussion is ongoing in Hong Kong about whether the government should donate money to victims of the earthquake last month in Yaan , Sichuan .

Some dissenting voices have said the administration should not give the proposed sum of HK$100 million because the money will just go into the pockets of corrupt officials.

2 May 2013 - 1:23am 8 comments

Tram may suit Kai Tak better than monorail, operator says

Tram may suit Kai Tak better than monorail, operator says

A proposal submitted by Veolia Transport is threatening to throw the fate of the much-touted monorail into doubt and could influence the government's plan to transform the old airport into the city's second central business district.

29 Apr 2013 - 4:59am 9 comments

Letters to the Editor, March 26, 2013

Western New Territories has rail links. Photo: David Wong

The government appears to have a blind spot. It should look at the map of Hong Kong and see that 90 per cent of our land resources of nearly 110,000 hectares are in the New Territories, most of which remain undeveloped. Therefore, there is no need to deplete our precious sea resources and damage our beautiful coastline by reclamation.

26 Mar 2013 - 3:29am 3 comments

Shakespearean first date puts couple on the right lines

Shakespeare provided a dramatic start to a first date for secondary school teacher Leo Clark Zen and restaurateur Bernice Orr. The weekday performance of The Tempest a few years ago was followed by a romantic tram ride and dinner at Tsui Wah in Central, where neither of them wanted to leave.

23 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Local to take over reins at tram firm

Hong Kong's century-old tramway system will return to local management as the firm's French chief will be stepping down.

Bruno Charrade, managing director of Hong Kong Tramways, will be succeeded by Tsang Wing-hang, Tramway's deputy managing director and a former transport official.

4 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Get designs on track

As part of the 15th anniversary of the handover, Hong Kong Tramways and POAD, a marketing company, are teaming up to run the third annual Tram Shelter Advertising Creative Contest.

'This third year's collaboration [will] be more challenging, but we expect more outstanding pieces from the participants,' said POAD's managing director Teresa Fung.

2 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

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20 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

App tracks history of the tramway

The tramway is a constant reminder of the city's past and now passengers can relive that history with an audio and visual guided tour.

It comes courtesy of a free mobile app for iPhone and Android users, which locates the passenger's zone by GPS, and provides pictures and commentary on landmarks.

26 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Time to hit the road

Four trams carrying students' artistic creations hit the road last week.

ArTram In Motion is part of the Arts Ambassadors-in-School scheme, which encourages young people to develop their artistic potential.

Although the scheme is now in its third year, this is the first time students' artworks are appearing on this form of public transport.

1 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Top of the hill

The oldest mode of land transport in Hong Kong is the Peak Tramway (396 metres above sea level). It was built in 1888, providing a short cut from the 554-metre high Peak to Central's business district. The Peak Tramway is one of the oldest and the most sloped forms of transport in the world.

18 May 2011 - 12:00am