Diversionary Tracks 昔日的臨時路軌

Wing Lok Street
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During the construction work for the Mass Transit Railway, the westbound tramlines via Western Market were diverted.  Tram 133, decorated in the former Korean Ginseng livery (pictured above) was turning towards Morrison Street.

昔日為了配合地鐵港島線興建工程,西行經西港城的電車路改成如圖中的急彎。133號帶著舊款的韓國高麗蔘廣告準備轉入摩利臣街。

 HKT 133: Tom Photo (Korean Ginseng, c.1987, Western Market/Sheung Wan)

Even more curious was the temporary diversion of tram tracks from Des Voeux Road Central into Wing Lok Street in the early 1980s.

大約1980年期間的德輔道中臨時彎軌,更驚訝的是當年曾延伸入永樂街。

Special thanks to John Law

Special thanks to T.V. Runnacles

Special thanks to T.V. Runnacles

Construction of the original MTR line in the late 1970s required frequent tramway diversions in Des Voeux Road Central.  This 1979 view shows a remarkable assembly of redundant tracks.

相比今天的廢軌痕跡,1979年的這路段更是錯縱複雜。

This picture shows well-crowded trailer-hauling tram 30 negotiating sharply-curved temporary track outside Alexandra House.

另一段中環西行線,30號拖著拖卡滿載乘客轉入這段臨時急彎。

HKT 30: Tom Jackson Photo (c.1980, Des Voeux Road Central/Ice House Street)

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