Monday, 20 August 2012
Peak Tramway, Hongkong.
The Peak Tramway operating since 1926 is a funicular railway in Hongkong, which carries both tourists and residents to the upper levels of Hongkong Island. Running from Central District to Victoria Peak via the Mid Levels, it provides the most direct route and offers good views over the harbour and skyscrapers of Hong Kong.
The Peak Tram's route from Central district to Victoria Peak covers a distance of about 1.4 kilometres and a height difference of just under 400 metres. The line has two pronounced curves, one to the left immediately after leaving the lower terminus, and the other to the right in the upper half of the ascent. The gradient also varies considerably throughout the ascent. It is a single track route and a passing loop, with two trams.