A light rail or tramway once extended from the Weld Quay jetty to Penang Hill via Air Itam Road.

A tram probably along Air Itam Road before 1930 - Photograph from Ric Francis, also published in his book Penang Trams, Trolleybuses and Railways


This must be near the turn-off to the General Hospital (Jalan Utama) or Jalan York.

tram near Penang Hill

A tram with a For Hire sign on the route between Penang Hill and Penang Prison before 1930 (click to enlarge) - Photograph from Ric Francis, also published in his book Penang Trams, Trolleybuses and Railways


This route is worth considering for any surface rail or tram option.