The Party Tram

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  1. #1

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    The Party Tram

    Hey,

    I've been trying to get some info on renting the party tram. The HK Tramways website page relating to it is down, and all their customer service reps are 'currently busy', hopefully fixing the website.

    Anyway, I was wondering if anyone had any info on this. What does it cost to rent? what's the arrangments with food and drink? how long do you get?

    Any info would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Rory


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    You provide your own food and drinks.

    Trams for Hire

    1) Antique Tram

    There are 2 antique trams available for hire, i.e. Tram no.128 (Red) and no.28 (Green). Based on the earliest open-top tram design, the antique tram provides you with an open-balcony, sofas, and a comfortable environment for your pleasant journey. The light bulbs of the trams' exterior will be on at night.

    2) Ordinary Tram

    Our ordinary trams on which you ride everyday are also available for hire. Tram no. 120 - the oldest tramcar in the fleet - is the one which we strongly recommend you to try. It was put into service in 1949, and is the only tram still maintaining its original 1950s double-deck design. When you go upstairs on the tram, you will find that the cabin is varnished with its original light green color, reak-lined windows and rattan seats. Don't forget to hire tram no. 120 or other passenger trams next time !



    Hongkong Tramways has antique and ordinary trams available for hire. No matter whether you want to bring your friends from foreign countries to enjoy the city life of Hong Kong or you eager to have a party with your friends or colleagues, hiring a tram for private/ commercial use is an ideal choice! By riding on our old-fashioned double-decker, you and your friends can stand at the open-balcony to enjoy a unique glimpse of Hong Kong's city life at a leisurely pace while the tram trundles through various busiest and oldest districts. It will be a memorable and fascinating trip.

    Trams for Hire

    1) Antique Tram

    There are 2 antique trams available for hire, i.e. Tram no.128 (Red) and no.28 (Green). Based on the earliest open-top tram design, the antique tram provides you with an open-balcony, sofas, and a comfortable environment for your pleasant journey. The light bulbs of the trams' exterior will be on at night.

    Antique Tram no. 128
    Antique Tram no. 28

    2) Ordinary Tram

    Our ordinary trams on which you ride everyday are also available for hire. Tram no. 120 - the oldest tramcar in the fleet - is the one which we strongly recommend you to try. It was put into service in 1949, and is the only tram still maintaining its original 1950s double-deck design. When you go upstairs on the tram, you will find that the cabin is varnished with its original light green color, reak-lined windows and rattan seats. Don't forget to hire tram no. 120 or other passenger trams next time !

    Tram no. 120 with its
    original 1950's double-deck design
    Tram no. 120 - Cabin

    Hiring Charge

    Tram hiring charge is based on the nature of your tour and the tram type selected. Details are as follows:

    Tramcar Hiring Charge (HK$) Max. Capacity Hiring Period
    Antique (Private party) $900 per hour 25 people Daily from 08:00 to 24:00

    Antique (Commercial/Promotion usage) $2,800 per hour 25 people Daily from 08:00 to 24:00

    Ordinary (Private party) $570 per hour 35 people Mon to Fri: 10:00 - 16:00 & 19:00 - 24:00
    Saturdays: 10:00 - 12:00 & 14:00 - 24:00
    Sundays and Public Holidays: 08:00 - 24:00

    Ordinary (Commercial/Promotion usage) $2,800 per hour 35 people Mon to Fri: 10:00 - 16:00 & 19:00 - 24:00
    Saturdays: 10:00 - 12:00 & 14:00 - 24:00
    Sundays and Public Holidays: 08:00 - 24:00

    Remarks:
    1. The minimum hiring period is 2 hours.
    2. The above information is subject to change without notice.

    Tour details
    Duration Standard Routes
    (1) 2 Hours Western District (Tram Depot) > Causeway Bay > Happy Valley > Depot
    (2) 2.5 Hours Western District (Tram Depot) > North Point > Depot
    (3) 3 Hours Western District (Tram Depot) > North Point > Happy Valley > Depot
    (4) 3.5 Hours Western District (Tram Depot) > Shau Kei Wan > Happy Valley > Depot

    For more information or to make a booking, please ring up our Tram Hire Department at 2118 6338 during office hours or email to [email protected].


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    I've done this - they can do an "unlimited" basic drinks and snacks package (obviously limited by how much they load on the tram), or you can bring your own.

    The big limiting factor is, of course, that there are no toilet facilities on board, and very limited places that the tram can stop for people to find a facility to use. So if you're not very careful a number of people end up just getting off, or being very uncomfortable for the last part of the ride.


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    Good god HK Chigger, that wins the prize for most comprehensive answer to a post. Fantastic. Thanks