Hong Kong’s famous Peak Tram closes on June 28 for six months to allow the replacement of track and cabling and the introduction of new, larger carriages. Photo: Sun Yeung
Hong Kong’s famous Peak Tram closes on June 28 for six months to allow the replacement of track and cabling and the introduction of new, larger carriages. Photo: Sun Yeung

The Peak Tram, an old Hong Kong icon: taking millions of tourists a year to Victoria Peak, what can we expect from its sixth and latest upgrade since opening in 1888?

  • Asia’s first funicular railway featured in 1950s Hollywood film Soldier of Fortune, starring Clark Gable, and also in 1970s television show The Love Boat
  • The line, connecting Murray Barracks to Victoria Gap, was opened by Governor Sir George William des Voeux in 1888