Electric trams have been operating on Hong Kong Island since 1904.
The HONGKONG TRAMWAYS LIMITED operates six overlapping routes on 13 kilometres of double track along the northern shore of Hong Kong Island between Kennedy Town and Shau Kei Wan, and about three kilometers of single track around Happy Valley - basically circling the racecourse.
The company's 164 trams, including two open-balcony trams for tourists and private hire and one special maintenance tram, make up the world's only fully double-deck tram fleet.
The trams record an average of 232,000 passenger trips daily. Fares are just HK$2 for adults and HK$1 for children under 12 and senior citizens aged 65 or above.
You board the tram at the rear and exit from the front. You pay as you alight either by cash or with the Octopus Card.
Another of Hong Kong's tramways is the cable-hauled funicular railway, operated by PEAK TRAMWAYS COMPANY LIMITED since 1888. This 1365 metres long line runs between Central and The Peak, with four stops en route, climbing 368 metres on a gradient as steep as one-in-two.
The line carries about 12,000 passengers a day, mainly tourists and local sightseers.