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Thanks for posting these, I love the trams! Just curious, what percentage of the trams have these ads versus the traditional green color? In May 2006, I don't remember seeing any that weren't green. Is this something they've started since 2006?
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Thanks for posting these, I love the trams! Just curious, what percentage of the trams have these ads versus the traditional green color? In May 2006, I don't remember seeing any that weren't green. Is this something they've started since 2006?
They vary with the economy. Now I rarely see a green tram. Almost all of them have full-body ads. 1 particular tram (#120) has a retro-feel and still has the traditional banner ads with green underlying reminiscent of what tram ads were like in the old days.
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Hi hk,

Is there any particular tram route(s) that offers a better urban scenic route than any other?
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Hi hk,

Is there any particular tram route(s) that offers a better urban scenic route than any other?
Well, there are very few tram routes to begin with. Most of the different routes run along sections of the same line, except the Happy Valley loop. The Central - Wan Chai leg is quite good while anything beyond Causeway Bay is mostly residential.

The approach into the North Point terminus passes through a wet market, which is quite an interesting sight.
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What Hong Kong's iconic trams and ferries could look like in a post-Covid world
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Hong Kong's public transit system has long been regarded as one of the most efficient in the world, so it's no surprise that a ride on the famed tram, MTR or Star Ferry is a must on every traveler's bucket list.

But with an average of roughly 12.9 million passenger trips per month pre-pandemic, these modes of transit were extremely crowded.

Inspired by Covid-19 concerns, Hong Kong-based designers have set to work reimagining the city's most iconic modes of transportation, including its historic trams and the ever-popular ferries, to see what public transit could potentially look like in a post-pandemic world.

"Usually, good design comes from limitations. So in a way, this period has been really good for design -- not necessarily for business, but certainly for the imagination," Andrea Ponti, founder of Ponti Design Studio, tells CNN Travel.

"During and after the pandemic, I think designers will propose many new, different ways to use public spaces and interact with the environment."

Ever since the first track from Causeway to Kennedy Town debuted 115 years ago, the tram's graceful silhouette has been a fixture on Hong Kong island. And Hong Kong's slow-paced, jam-packed tram never fails to deliver an unforgettable experience.

From the top floor of these double-decker tramcars, travelers can soak up the street life, neighborhood after neighborhood -- seafood drying by the roadside, hawkers skewing siu mai dumplings and tofu, glowing neon signs and crowds flowing across intersections like schools of fish.

This legacy made it all the more challenging for Ponti, an Italian based in Hong Kong, to update such an iconic look that has stood the test of time so far.

The result? The Island, a new tram concept that incorporates physical distancing measures and sustainable elements while staying true to what makes the Hong Kong tram such a treasure.

More : https://edition.cnn.com/travel/artic...vid/index.html
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