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In pics: Hong Kong's famous Peak Tram closes for makeover

Enthusiasts and others have been rushing for one last ride before the Peak Tram closes for renovations. The tram will stop service on June 28 for a six-month makeover, in part to reduce waiting times for the growing crowds.

June 26, 2021 / 12:01 PM IST
Hong Kong’s Peak Tram is a fixture in the memories of many residents and tourists, ferrying passengers up Victoria Peak for a bird’s eye view of the city’s many skyscrapers.

Hong Kong’s Peak Tram is a fixture in the memories of many residents and tourists, ferrying passengers up Victoria Peak for a bird’s eye view of the city’s many skyscrapers.

Hong Kong’s Peak Tram is a fixture in the memories of many residents and tourists, ferrying passengers up Victoria Peak for a bird’s eye view of the city’s many skyscrapers. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu) Hong Kong’s Peak Tram is a fixture in the memories of many residents and tourists, ferrying passengers up Victoria Peak for a bird’s eye view of the city’s many skyscrapers. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Enthusiasts and others have been rushing for one last ride before the Peak Tram closes for renovations. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu) Enthusiasts and others have been rushing for one last ride before the Peak Tram closes for renovations. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

The tram will stop service on June 28 for a six-month makeover, in part to reduce waiting times for the growing crowds. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu) The tram will stop service on June 28 for a six-month makeover, in part to reduce waiting times for the growing crowds. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Cedric Yu, who said he hadn’t ridden the tram for years, called it a collective memory for Hong Kong people and part of the city's history. "Taking the Peak Tram just now reminds me of my childhood memories,” he added. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu) Cedric Yu, who said he hadn’t ridden the tram for years, called it a collective memory for Hong Kong people and part of the city's history. "Taking the Peak Tram just now reminds me of my childhood memories,” he added. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)