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Let us support for the proposal of bringing back trams as another means of public transport for Penang.

Electrical trams were used in Penang, Georgetown by the then GeorgeTown Municipal from 1905 to 1936, and reaped high profits until World War I when the supply of replacement parts was hampered.

In my previous posting here, the Penang Heritage Trust (PHT) proposed for the first two phases of the tracks to cover routes with the heaviest traffic, totalling 7km in length. It will be serviced by 10 electric tram cars, of which seven can accommodate 220 passengers and the remaining three 40 passengers. The estimated cost is RM63.98 million or RM9.14 million per km. The proposal also estimates that the project would take no more than 24 months to implement from the appointment of consultants to the commissioning of the system.

For more infos and advantages on trams, look no further than here and here.

Below are some of the pictures of trams in other countries.