Hong Kong trams will be free to ride for all Hongkongers on Wednesday.

Hong Kong Tramways said it was celebrating achieving a Guinness World Record for maintaining “the largest fleet of double-decker trams in service.”

A tram heading for Kennedy Town. Photo: HKFP.

The firm is also marking the success of local athletes at the Tokyo Olympic Games, according to a press statement.

Photo: Christian Junker via Flickr.

“The Guinness World Records presents a significant recognition to the relentless effort of
our staff of Hong Kong Tramways over the past 117 years… Looking ahead, Ding Ding will continue to serve the community to make our heritage icon a collective pride of our city,” a spokesperson said.

Affectionately known as “ding dings,” the trams on Hong Kong Island have served the public for 117 years.

Support press freedom & help us surpass 1,000 monthly Patrons: 100% independent, governed by an ethics code & not-for-profit, Hong Kong Free Press is #PressingOn with impartial, award-winning, frontline coverage.