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Keeping the 'ding dings' ringing

Having designated car-free lanes and allowing fare hikes to fund upgrades will help ensure the future of HK's trams

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Hong Kong's ding dings run on a 112-year-old streetcar system that has been increasingly overshadowed by its more modern counterpart, the ever-expanding Mass Transit Railway.

Hong Kong

THEY'RE difficult to miss - narrow double-deck carriages standing elegantly tall amid your usual traffic, their signature bells ringing a familiar "ding ding" at each stop over the cacophony of otherwise impatient honking.

They are Hong Kong's iconic trams, affectionately

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