TRANSIT took note of this recent feature on the Penang Hill Railway in the Star’s Metro North section on Saturday, 26 March 2011.
The construction of the railway is now complete and the project has been handed over to the Penang Hill Corporation. The reopening is expected in the middle of April 2011.
Railing for a new lease of life – describes how Professor Dr. Jimmy Lim reused some of the old Penang Hill Railway tracks in his design for the Penang Hill Visitor’s Centre.
A new joy ride up the hill – shares the experience of a group of Taiwanese travel agents & media [local or international, we’re not sure] describing in great detail the 20-minute trip up the hill.
Slow or fast ride, that’s the question now – discusses whether the trains should travel up the hill at maximum speed (with a minimum journey time of approximately 5 minutes) or a more ‘leisurely’ pace. The old Penang Hill Railway took 30 minutes including the change between trains.
Just for fun, why not participate in our totally unscientific poll?