Central Mid-Levels Escalator and Walkway System
The Central Mid-Levels Escalator and Walkway System (Hillside Escalator) consists of covered walkways, 20 reversible one-way escalators and three travelators. The system, which opened in 1993, starts in Des Voeux Road Central, passes through narrow streets, and ends at Conduit Road. The entire system is one kilometre in length with a vertical climb of 135 metres. It is one of the longest covered outdoor escalator systems in the world. The project included construction of a pedestrian way comprising elevated and ground-level footways and escalators rising from Central to Mid-Levels with covered footbridges, renovating Central Market to a shopping arcade, and building twin bridges over Queen’s Road Central, as well as ancillary road and drainage works.