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Penang Hill First Funicular Train
Penang Hill's first funicular trains were wooden with defined first and second class compartments in each one. The four funicular trains were in use on the railway for over 50 years, from 1923 until they were retired in 1977 and replaced with the red funicular trains which had fans and automatic sliding doors. Each of the red Swiss-made funicular trains can hold up to 80 people, mostly standing. They were in use for over 30 years until 2010.
Penang Hill is a hill resort comprising a group of peaks on Penang Island, Malaysia. It covers several hills, with the highest point at Western Hill which is 833 meters above sea level. Other than Western Hill, there are several peaks in the region, such as Admiral Hill (Bukit Laksamana), Tiger Hill, Flagstaff Hill (Bukit Bendera), Haliburton's Hill and Government Hill. Flagstaff Hill is 735 meters above sea level, the most developed peak. The hill stands out prominently from the lowlands as a hilly and forested area. Penang Hill is located in Air Itam, 6 kilometers away from George Town, Penang.
Train operating hours from 6.30 am–11.00 pm daily. Ticketing counter operating hour from 6.30 am–9.45 pm.
Trip Suggestion : 6 hours
Operating Hours : Daily 06:30–23:00
Admission Fee : Free, except for Penang Hill's train ticket
Address : Bukit Bendera, Jalan Stesen, 11500 Air Itam, Penang, Malaysia