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(From New Straits Times (Malaysia))
Byline: Lim Lay Ying
AMSTERDAM in Holland has it. So too has Paris in France, as well as Munich in Germany, San Francisco in the United States, Lucerne in Switzerland and Barcelona in Spain. And London also wants it to revitalise its prime-most shopping belt of Oxford Street, nicknamed "Britain's high street". The "it" is a tram service and by 2012 or the following year, London's is expected to be up and running on traditional tracks or tyres between Marble Arch and Tottenham Court Road.
The 30m-long electric tram, which will be able to carry up to 240 people per car, forms part of London Mayor Ken Livingstone's revitalisation plan for the city and was mooted following Oxford Street's inability to cope with …