The University of Chicago Presents | Tram Tales: 120 Years of Hong Kong Tramways

Friday, November 24, 2023 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

UChicago Yuen Campus in Hong Kong
168 Victoria Road, Mount Davis
Hong Kong


The Hong Kong Jockey Club University of Chicago Heritage Courtyard and Interpretation Centre has organized a themed exhibition to celebrate the 120th anniversary of Hong Kong Tramways. The University of Chicago Campus in Hong Kong has received significant support from Hong Kong Tramways and the Hong Kong Trams Culture Preservation Society, to commemorate this important and historic milestone for Hong Kong transportation.


Re-thinking the Hong Kong Tramway as a Rooted but Future Orientated Form of Sustainable Transportation 

As Hong Kong’s most sustainable form of public transportation, the tramway has been in operation across the northern districts of Hong Kong Island for more than a hundred years. With the continued development of public transportation, including the mass transit railway  (MTR) line running directly below the tram route, and some inherent restrictions in how the tramway can be used and accessed, the tramway in Hong Kong is facing a questionable future, with passenger figures falling. Considering this character of usage, this lecture will discuss how the tramway could be integrated into future planning to revitalize the atmosphere and economy of the streetscape by increasing the quantity of travellers at street level. 

*The talk will be conducted in English.


Hee Sun (Sunny) Choi
Assistant Professor, School of Design
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Talk + Exhibition Preview on campus

November 24, 2023 (Friday)

In-person Event Program:
2:00pm - 2:30pm  Guests check-in
2:30pm - 3:20pm  Heritage tour
3:30pm - 4:30pm  Hybrid talk by Professor Sunny Choi
4:30pm - 5:30pm  Exhibition preview
5:30pm                   Event ends


Online Zoom Webinar

November 24, 2023 (Friday)

4:30 pm    Japan | South Korea 
3:30 pm    Hong Kong | Beijing | Singapore 
1:00 pm    Delhi 
8:30 pm    Paris 
7:30 am     London 
1:30 am    Chicago 


Regular Exhibition

November 25, 2023, to May 24, 2024 (available from Tuesday to Saturday, except public holidays)



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