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Faster future looms as trams reach turning point

by Anita Lam
SCMP, page A1 and A2 December 11, 2009


1. Faster future looms as trams reach turning point
- approaches -

2. Hong kong's lumbering but beloved trams are set to...
- clumsy -

3. ... if plans come to fruition
- realisation -

4. Plans to revamp the city's oldest public transport system...
- renovate, remodel -

5. ... addressing a mismatch in supply and demand
- a bad or unsuitable match -

6. ... but with long haul trams not able to turn around until they reach their destination...
- a long haul is a journey over a long distance -

7. Trams in the west are always congested
- packed, crowded -

8. ... to help maintain the spacing between trams and prevent bunching
- prevent them from gathering together in a group, a cluster -

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