The Peak Tram is set to make its long-awaited return on Aug. 27, but be prepared to shell out two-thirds more for a ride.
The beloved 134-year-old icon has been closed for 14 months for a HK$799 million (US$102 million) upgrade. The previous burgundy tramcars had operated for 32 years.
The new sixth generation Peak Tram is painted in a bespoke “Peak Tram Green”, a nod to its heritage and third and fourth generation tramcars, which were in service from 1948 to 1959 and 1959 to 1989 respectively.
Besides brand new tramcars, the haulage, control and signalling systems, ropes and track rails have also been replaced while its Central and Peak Termini stations have been refurbished.
The Central Terminus has been extended to provide covered, temperature-controlled arrival and waiting areas for up to 1,300 people. Platforms and tramcar floor levels have been aligned to provide enhanced step-free access for people with disabilities.
In addition to reducing passenger waiting times by over 70 percent, there will also be a brand new entertainment experience featuring five zones including a replica of the first generation tram, which visitors can board to take photos, and a wraparound full-immersion video experience, which allows visitors to learn about the diverse wildlife found at the Peak.
With all the new features, ticket prices have also shot up.
For example, a single adult ticket has gone up from HK$37 to HK$62.
But the Peak Tram is offering a series of promotions including a Thank You HK Pass and a Flash Online Deal to welcome Hong Kong residents during the opening phase.
Check out the fare details and discounts below:
Click here to take advantage of the Flash Online Deal available until the day before the opening of the Peak Tram.