Development of Land Transport in Hong Kong
1/3/2005 – 31/3/2005
Exit J, Central MTR Station
With the population growth and economic development since Hong Kong became a trading port in 1841, the government began building more roads. Means of public transport such as rickshaws, railways and buses appeared one after another. Although transport development came to a halt during the Japanese occupation period, it resumed and developed quickly in the post-war years. By the 1970s, the roads had become ever more congested with the increasing number of vehicles. Apart from expanding the road network, the government vigorously developed railway systems. Under such circumstances, the Mass Transit Railway system and the Light Rail Transit system came into operation, linking up Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories. Together with other means of public transport such as minibuses and taxis, a huge land traffic system was formed, witnessing the swift development of Hong Kong.
This photo exhibition will trace back the development of land transport over the past century and let the visitors understand the relationship between the improvement of means of transport and the prospects of Hong Kong.
The exhibition will be produced as panels for free loan to registered schools, charitable and non-profit-making organizations in Hong Kong. Please note our announcement later.