The upgraded Peak Tram featuring a modern classic design can carry 210 passengers. (PHOTO PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY)
The latest, dressed-up iteration of the Peak Tram featuring a modern classic design and built to carry 210 passengers, will welcome visitors on Aug 27 for an exhilarating 1.27-kilometer ride that ascends to 396 meters above sea level.
For the journey with family and friends on the upgraded, sixth-generation funicular railway from Garden Road to Victoria Peak, the operator Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels is offering a special package.
For two months, the Peak Tram plus Sky Terrace 428 admission package for adults and children and seniors will be on offer at HK$148 ($18.90) / HK$74 (for the return trip). A single ticket will cost HK$122 / HK$61. The 428 of the Sky Terrace, the highest such terrace in the city, refers to its location 428 meters above sea level.
For two months, the Peak Tram plus Sky Terrace 428 admission package for adults and children and seniors will be on offer at HK$148 ($18.90) / HK$74 (for the return trip). A single ticket will cost HK$122 / HK$61.
A return trip ticket for the Peak Tram alone will cost HK$88 / HK$44, and a single journey will cost HK$62 / HK$31 for adults and children.
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A ‘thank you pass’ will cost HK$99 / HK$50. Also, an online deal is available until Aug 27, for HK$88 / HK$44. The online deal can be found at: https://ticketing.thepeak.com.hk/
There is also a ‘super fans pack’ of 300 sets, each at HK$428. The pack includes a return ticket, Sky Terrace 428 single admission ticket, a limited-edition thermal bottle, canvas bag, notebook, and limited-edition commemorative ticket set.
The central terminus has also been improved to accommodate up to 1,300 people with the waiting areas now covered. For easier boarding, the platforms are now at the same level of the tramcar floor.
A 10-meter sculpture is among the attractions at the central terminus. The operator said it has been inspired by Hong Kong’s spirit of ascension.
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Martyn Sawyer, group director of properties at The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, described the upgraded Peak Tram operation as “a significant milestone in the history of this much-loved icon which has served Hong Kong residents and visitors since 1888”.
The central terminus of the Peak Tram has been improved to help accommodate up to 1,300 people. (PHOTO PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY)
May Tsang, the general manager of The Peak Complex, said the upgraded Peak Tram is “looking forward to welcoming Hong Kong residents and visitors”.
The Peak Tram closed for an upgrade in June last year. The earlier tram cars could carry 120 people.
When the company reported its interim results this month, The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels said the total cost of the upgrade had increased to HK$799 million, from an estimated HK$734 million in 2021.
Revenue and occupancy of the Peak Tower, where fine views are a drawcard along with its dining, fell significantly in the first half, and rental concessions were offered.
A ‘super fans pack’ of 300 sets, each at HK$428 is being offered for the August 27 resumption of services. (PHOTO PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY)