Garden Road stop

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Garden Road

花園道
HK Garden Road PeakTramTerminal.jpg
Garden Road Terminus in September 2007
LocationSt. John's Building, Garden Road, Central
Central and Western District
Hong Kong
CoordinatesCoordinates: 22°16′40″N 114°09′33″E / 22.277729°N 114.159172°E / 22.277729; 114.159172
Elevation28 metres (92 ft)
Line(s)Peak Tram
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks1
History
Opened30 May 1888; 133 years ago (1888-05-30)
Services
Preceding stop The Peninsula Hotels Following stop
Terminus Peak Tram Kennedy Road
towards The Peak
Peak Tram lower terminus in the 1890s
Peak Tram lower terminus in the 1920s

Garden Road (Chinese: 花園道) is the lower terminus of the Peak Tram line. It is located on the bottom floor of the St. John's Building on Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong, 28m above sea level.

The current station comprises a single track, with platforms on both sides. One platform is used for boarding, the other for exiting the tram. As the Peak Tram is a major Hong Kong tourist attraction, long queues are common in front of the turnstiles at Garden Road Terminus.

History[edit]

The Garden Road station for the Peak Tram opened on 30 May 1888. In 1935, a new terminus was built along with the St John's Apartments: a reinforced concrete building, with eight studio flats and a two-bedroom penthouse.[1][2] In 1964, the apartments were demolished to make way for a modern 14-storey commercial and residential building. This building was in turn replaced by the current 22-storey building.[3]

Neighbouring landmarks[edit]

Feeder transport[edit]

NWFB Route 15C is operated between Central Ferry Piers and Garden Road Peak Tram Terminus with single decker buses. The fare is exactly HK$4.2.

     Island line and      Tsuen Wan line Central station Exit J2 or Admiralty station Exit C

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Panoramio - Photo of Peak Tram Station, Garden Road 1959". panoramio.com. 1959. Retrieved 21 June 2011.
  2. ^ Hui Chik Shek Enesco (2000). Peak Tram Station – Extension (PDF). Thesis Report.
  3. ^ "Our History". The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels. Retrieved 2011-02-10.