Tram in Yangon
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Trams return to streets of Yangon

Rising personal wealth in Myanmar - also known as Burma - has led to an explosion in car ownership in its biggest city, Yangon.

The authorities have responded by re-introducing trams to the city's streets, a form of transport last seen under British colonial rule 70 years ago.

Cheap and efficient - but with a limited service - the government hopes the trams, bought second-hand from Japan, will help speed up the daily commute.

The BBC's Jonah Fisher took a ride to see whether the trams really are the solution to Yangon's traffic woes.

  • 19 Jan 2016
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