Penang funicular train service back in business
Thousands of holidaymakers visit the scenic tourist attraction to take advantage of the free rides offered for half a day. -NST
By Phuah Ken Lin
GEORGE TOWN, MALAYSIA: Thousands of holidaymakers took advantage of the free rides offered for half a day by the Penang Hill railway authorities to visit the landmark tourist attraction here yesterday.
Zailan Hassan, 42, from Kuala Lumpur, who took the scenic train ride with his family, said: "We are glad to be able to appreciate the spectacular bird's eye view at the top of the hill.
"This is the second time we are here.
"We had to skip going up the hill when we were here in August as the service was interrupted."
"I am impressed by the improved air ventilation system and the upgraded narration system fitted on board the carriage," said the 32-year-old housewife.
Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the cable replacement cost about RM700,000 and took two months to complete.
He said this after reopening the funicular train service yesterday.
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