Garden Road (Peak Tram)

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Garden Road Terminus.
Peak Tram lower terminus in 1890.
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]

In 1889 the Garden Road Station for the Peak Tram opened. 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 and a modern 14-storey commercial and residential building erected on the site. This building was in turn replaced by the current 22-storey building.[3]

Neighbouring landmarks[edit]

Feeder transport[edit]

NWFB Route 15C is operated with an open-top double decker bus in Peak Tram livery, where the fare is exactly HK$4.2. The routing is Central Ferry PiersGarden Road Peak Tram Terminus.

     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. 
Preceding stop   Peak Tram   Following stop
Terminus Peak Tram
towards The Peak

Coordinates: 22°16′40″N 114°09′33″E / 22.277729°N 114.159172°E / 22.277729; 114.159172