Saturday, 27 October 2012

New Blue Train - Penang Hill Railway, Malaysia

The Penang Hill Railway is a funicular railway which climbs Penang Hill from Air Itam near George Town in Penang, Malaysia The total journey which used to take about 20 minutes earlier now takes only less than 10 minutes after the old Red train was replaced with the new blue trains in 2011.  The new train and current railway, unlike the railway before 2010, does not require passengers to change trains halfway up. Passengers have non-stop service in air conditioned cars. The postcard shows (Top) the New blue train approaching the Lower Station, (Bottom) the train passing on the railway track built on archers and the train approaching the Upper Station.

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