Contribution from Peak Tramways Company, Limited
The 6th Generation Peak Tram is set to make its long-awaited public debut with its launch on 27 August 2022, marking a new chapter in the history of one of Hong Kong’s most beloved icons. The launch of the new generation Peak Tram and terminus ushers in a fully redesigned and vastly improved passenger experience, along with newly renovated termini with upgraded facilities, and a greater capacity for serving visitors from around the world.
A new recreational experience with enhanced passenger services
To provide a more enjoyable, efficient and comfortable experience, Peak Tramways has completed a significant upgrade project at a cost of HK$799 million. The project included brand new tramcars, the replacement of all haulage, control and signalling systems, new ropes and track rails, and the refurbishment of its Central and Peak Termini to facilitate the beautiful new, larger capacity tramcars. 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%, visitors will be greeted by a dynamic, engaging and brand-new entertainment experience. The new experience introduces 5 engaging zones that include: Eye of Infinity, The Beating Heart, An Icon is Born, Once Upon a Tram, and Go Wild at the Peak at the Central Terminus. A new and informative Audio-Visual display at the Peak Terminus has also been created. The comprehensive redevelopment has been meticulously engineered to offer local and non-local visitors a spectacular passenger experience.
5 engaging zones at a glance
|Eye of Infinity||Sculpture|
Created by Lindy Lee, an Australian artist of Chinese ancestry, the 10-metre-tall sculpture installed at the Peak Tram Central Terminus is inspired by Hong Kong’s spirit of ascension, and features a constantly evolving lighting display.
|The Beating Heart||Historical Haulage Equipment Display|
An evocative AV presentation combined with historical equipment depicts the transformation of haulage and operational systems from 1888 to the present.
|An Icon is Born||1st Generation Peak Tram Replica|
Actually climb aboard the wooden 1st Generation Peak Tram, to take photographs and get a feel for the times in the old days.
|Once Upon a Tram||Peak Tram History|
In ultra-wide high-definition, the parallax scrolling of a constantly-journeying video revisits key moments of the history of Hong Kong and the Peak Tram.
|Go Wild At The Peak||Hyperreal Immersive Video|
A wraparound full-immersion video experience, inspires visitors to learn and protect the diverse wildlife found at the Peak.
Mr Martyn Sawyer, The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HSH), said, “We are incredibly excited to launch the 6th generation Peak Tram, marking a significant milestone in the history of this much loved icon which has served Hong Kong residents and visitors since 1888. The Peak Tram has always been a must-see attraction and with this upgrade project, we believe we have taken it to the next level and it can take its place among the world’s best visitor experiences.”
Ms May Tsang, General Manager of the Peak Complex, added “We are looking forward to welcoming Hong Kong residents and visitors to experience our beautiful new Peak Tram, the spectacular audio-visual experience in the Central Terminus, and our stunning new sculpture ‘Eye of Infinity’ by Australian artist Lindy Lee, as well as The Peak Tower and Sky Terrace 428.”
“To show our gratitude to Hong Kong residents, and also encouragement during this time of Covid-19, we are offering an exclusive opening promotion. We are confident that the people of Hong Kong will love the new ride and modern classic design of the 6th Generation Peak Tram, and the vastly enhanced entertainment experience,” added Ms Tsang.
Peak Tram launches with a 2-month promotion for Hong Kong residents
To say Thank You to Hong Kong residents for their support during the redevelopment works, Peak Tram is launching a series of opening promotions including “Flash Online Deal” and “Thank You HK Pass” to welcome HK residents during the opening phase. The Peak Tram is also launching a limited edition “Super Fans Pack” at HK$428 in celebration of the opening of a new phase in our history.
The Peak Tram is ready to welcome Hong Kong residents and, when borders fully re-open, our international visitors from all over the world, showing Hong Kong’s spectacular skylines and one of the world’s most incredible tourism experiences.
To enjoy the attractive Flash Online Deal available until the day before the opening of Peak Tram, please visit: https://ticketing.thepeak.com.hk/
For more information on Peak Tram and The Peak Tower, please visit www.thepeak.com.hk/en/promotions or contact The Peak Tower Customer Services Counter at 2849 0668.
Image credits: Courtesy of Strategic Communications Consultants Limited