Peak Tram services fully restored following tree collapse, resuming operations at 7.30am today

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24th April 2024 – (Hong Kong) The Peak Tram, which had been suspended since Sunday (21st) due to fallen trees obstructing the tracks, resumed its services at 7.30am this morning.

The Transport Department also announced that Citybus No. 15C has resumed normal service.

According to the Peak Tram’s website, they expressed sincere gratitude for the unwavering cooperation from various government departments and the round-the-clock efforts of their colleagues in the Peak Tram Engineering Department. After inspections and testing conducted by the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department, the Peak Tram has resumed operations today.

Following heavy rainfall on Sunday, efforts were underway to clear the trees that had toppled near the tracks, causing a three-day suspension of the iconic Peak Tram service. This interruption disappointed tourists who arrived at the Peak Tram terminus in Central on Tuesday, with some seeking refunds for their tickets.

The Peak Tram Company had been working diligently to remove the tree trunks and aimed to complete the clearance by Tuesday. Nighttime inspections were carried out to ensure the full functionality of the tram system.

Earlier, the company reported that several trees had fallen near the Barker Road station, prompting the suspension of tram operations. While an amber rainstorm and thunderstorm warnings were issued in the morning, they were later cancelled in the afternoon. The Observatory also reported lightning detected across all districts and warned of severe squally thunderstorms throughout the day.