Be it the passing scenery,
Or the collective memory that has always accompanied us,
“Ding Ding” not only brings with it the road travelled by the Hong Kong people across the century,
But also carries the traditional culture and the spirit of Hong Kong.
The author has collected more than 200 precious photos and relevant literature
To concisely and gently present the history of tram development And little known trivia on the production and anecdotes.
Most of the photos in the book have never been published,
Aiming to share with tram fans and like-minded friends
On both the history of and the tenderness one gets from the love of trams.
Eric Tsun-lung Lee
Lee was born as a Post-‘80s and a huge fan of trams. He has been in love with trams since young and devoted himself to conducting research on and collecting tram-related literature and photos from the past. Recently, he has established “Hong Kong Trams Enthusiast (Tram Friends)” to promote trams. Due to his deep understanding of the tram development in Hong Kong, Lee is often invited to press interviews, organize exhibitions, and speak at meetings of clubs and associations to share his rich knowledge of trams. At the end of 2013, Lee opened the first museum “Hong Kong Trams Station” at the Peak Galleria, sharing his comprehensive collection with the public.
Development of Trams in Hong Kong
1900s-1920s Early Tram Service in Hong Kong
The Birth of Trams in Hong Kong
Commencement of Tram Service
Early Tram Style, Operation and Charges
Trendy Mode of Transport
1920s- 1930s The Development After Relocation of Headquarters to Hong Kong
Change of Ownership of Hong Kong Tramways
Change of Tram Style
Abortive Kowloon Tramway Proposal
Operating Bus Service
1940s Trams during Japanese Occupation
1947-1950s Post-War Recovery Period
The fifth-generation tramcars
North Point Terminus Commenced Service
Causeway Bay Depot
Reappearance of Tramcar Body Advertisements
1960s Emergence of single deck trailer
Emergence of tramcars with Single Deck Trailers
Identifying a Tramcar with a Decker
Withdrawal of Tramcars with Single deck Trailers
1970s–1980s Tram Reform Period
Acquisition by New Company and Reform
Phasing Out of North West New Territories Tram System
Second Tram Overturning Accident
Second “Tram Killing Crisis” and Solution
Large-Scale Tram Renovation
Minor Amendments to Routes
“Massive Relocation” of Depots
1990s Coastal Line Proposal Shelved
2000s–PRESENT Trams After Millennium
Centenary of Trams in Hong Kong
Changing Hands of Management
Birth of Seventh-Generation Trams
Carrying our Culture and Life Stories
FUTURE Facing Challenges Stepping into a New Era
What Should Be the Future of Trams in Hong Kong?
Fierce and Competitive Operation Environment
Drop in Patronage
Hong Kong Trams are Outdated? Trams Abroad are Advanced!
Is there any Rooms for Development of Trams?
It Is Worth Thinking about the Past and the Future
Trams with You & Me for a Centenary
Appendix Traction engineering