Penang Hill railway service was opened to the public on October 21, 1923. The old coaches of railway were replaces in 1977.These two trains were slow, passenger had to change train at halfway up or down.
However the new train replace on April 25, 2011. The new train provide non-stop service, so the passengers no longer necessary to change train halfway up. This blue, air conditioned Swiss made coaches, capable of ferry up to 100 passengers at one go, 1000 peoples per hour.
The old train were display at few places, like State Museum and Penang Hill.