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Hong Kong Tram & Escalator

Tram

Tram in Hong Kong
Tram in Hong Kong
It is one of the old transportation means of the city, first operated in 1904. After more than 100 years, it also becomes a famous attraction to provide a different way to visit around the city.

Nowadays, Hong Kong Tramways Limited Company runs six main routes between Kennedy Town and Shau Kei Wan from 06:00 to 24:00 daily. During rush hours, the tramcars depart, on average, every 1.5 minutes. The whole route measures eight miles (13 kilometers) long and connects main regions of the city.

Routes:
Shau Kei Wan→Western Market; 
Shau Kei Wan→Happy Valley;
North Point→Whitty Street;             
Happy Valley→Kenned Town;
Causeway Bay→Kennedy Town;   
Western Market→Kenney Town

Western Market Causeway Bay Happy Valley North Point Shau Kei Wan
Kennedy Town 23 mins 55 mins 60 mins 70 mins 80 mins
Western Market ------ 35 mins 40 mins 50 mins 58 mins
Happy Valley 40 mins 5 mins ------ 35 mins 42 mins
Causeway Bay 35 mins ------ 5 mins 15 mins 25 mins
North Point 50 mins 15 mins 35 mins ------ 15 mins
The time information in the above table is approximate and only for your reference.

Besides the above main stations, there are in total 123 sub-stations distributed along the route with an interval of 270 yards (247 meters). Most of them were built in the middle of the road, others can be found near the sidewalk or at the foot of the pedestrian overcrossings.

A single tramcar ticket fare is HK$2. A child or senior citizen ticket is half price. Tramcars are self- service ticketing. Make sure you prepare some changes before you get on board. You can also use the Octopus Card to pay the fare. Another option is to purchase a monthly ticket at Whitty Street Tram Depot, the Causeway Bay Terminus or at the North Point Terminus.

Hong Kong Tramways Limited Company Inquiry Hotline: +852-25487102
Inquiry Email: enquiry@hktramways.com

Escalator

Central is Hong Kong's administrative centre and also a shopping and catering area, while Mid-Levels is a well-known residential allotment in the city. Between these two areas, you can enjoy a free escalator system, where you can travel between Central and Mid-Levels very easily.

This system opened in 1993 and is formed of roofed pedestrian walkways, overbridges, 20 single-direction escalators and three moving travelators. It is 800 meters (about 875 yards) long, which is the longest roofed escalator system in the world. It starts from the Hang Seng Bank HQ in Central, passes by Central Market, Cochrane Street, Hollywood Road, Shelley Street, Mosque Junction, Robinson Road and finally reaches Conduit Road. It will take you about 20 minutes to finish the whole trip.

The system runs in different directions at different times. From Monday to Saturday, it runs from Mid-Levels to Central during 06:00 to 10:00 and then runs in the opposite direction during 10:00 to 24:00. On Sundays and public holidays, it operates from Central to Mid-Levels during 06:00 to 24:00.

Tips: 1. During your escalator trip, you can go to Soho (Gourmet Zone). There you will have a good chance to taste various delicacies. What's more, it's not far from Lan Kwai Fong; a place for bars, night clubs and many other entertainment facilities.
2. How to get to Central: You can take the subway train and get off at Central MTR Station. Also you can go there by tram and get off at the Hang Seng Bank HQ stop.