Monday, 27 April 2009

Trim Tram

I love the whole complexity of the public transport system in Hong Kong, the little red and green mini-buses, the Toyota red n white taxis, the upstairs (and cheaper downstairs) on the Star Ferries, the regular buses and the VERY cheap trams.

Best thing about the trams is simply how skinny they are as you can see here. They get through the tiniest of gaps and their narrow railtracks look almost like a model train line.

There is no one size fits all and the diversity of provision really works. On their underground network, at one point if you get out and walk around a very busy junction / station, you can swipe your fare card as you walk and it credits you (!) to say thanks for reducing the pressure at a busy time...

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