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Hong Kong’s Peak Tram reopens after 14 months – BBC News



Hong Kong’s Peak Tram, one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions, has reopened with a new look after a year-long closure.

The funicular, the oldest in Asia, dates back to 1888 and previously drew over six million visitors annually before Covid-19 struck.

The service welcomed back passengers on Saturday – even as tight coronavirus rules remain in place in the city.

It has undergone a $799m HKD (£87m) facelift since closing in June 2021.

Tourist numbers in Hong Kong are a fraction of their pre-Covid levels – in the past year, 134,000 people visited the city compared to 65 million in 2018.

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This news story originally appeared at Travel - RSV News on 27 September 2022