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1,161 - Traveling by Light Rail

December 4th, 2015

Episode 321 of 463 episodes

We take you for a ride in this episode about light rail transit. Slow dialog: 1:27 Explanations: 3:03 Fast dialog: 14:59 Jean: Look out! Gordon: Don’t worry. That’s just a light rail train. The new light rail system shares the road with street traffic. Jean: Phew! For a second there I thought we were going to collide with it. Gordon: Didn’t you see the operator seated at the front of the train? She watches out for other drivers. Jean: I didn’t know they have operators. I thought they were automatic. Gordon: No, they’re not like some forms of rapid transit. Jean: I see now that they ride on tracks and are powered by overhead electric lines. Gordon: That’s right. Jean: I’d like to give light rail a try. Gordon: Really? Well, there’s no time like the present. I’ll take you to the nearest stop. There’s the platform over there. Jean: But I thought you agreed to give me a ride into the city. Gordon: And deprive you of a new travel experience? Never! Script by Dr. Lucy Tse