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Dialogue/Story

Slow Speed begins at: 1:27

Explanation begins at: 3:03

Normal Speed begins at: 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!

Category: Transportation | Travel