Hong Kong residents against removal of trams
A proposal to take Hong Kong’s beloved trams off the streets has sparked a wave of anger from residents who fear losing the city’s past.
Known as “ding- dings” for the sound of their bells, trams have served the northern coastline of the city’s main island for more than 110 years and still carry around 200,000 passengers a day.
But a recent proposal
to scrap part of the network has renewed fears that this unique piece of heritage is also under threat. Thousands signed petitions against the suggestion that the tram service should be removed from the main financial district.
The planning body will discuss the proposal in October, but the Hong Kong government has sought to reassure the public by saying it had no plans to remove the trams.