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First Italian-made tramcar…

The first Italian-made tramcar for the new Athens tram network arrives at the port of Piraeus early yesterday. The bulky vehicle was loaded onto a huge trailer and taken to the former Hellenikon airport, where the tram depot will be built. A total of 35-40 tramcars are to be delivered. The government has promised to have 24 kilometers (15 miles) of tramlines operating before the 2004 Summer Olympics.