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Penang Hill train service finally resumes

After lengthy delays, the Penang Hill funicular train service was finally reopened to the public on April 25.

The 87-year-old funicular train service was shut down in February 2010 to make way for an RM73mil upgrade which was funded by the Tourism Ministry. The new, Swiss-designed air-conditioned trains ran for an RM10 per person charity until April 30, proceeds of which will go to the underprivileged. Effective May 1, adult Malaysians will be charged RM8. Tickets for senior citizens and children at the age of three to 12 cost RM4. Disabled persons ride for free.


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