CAPTION: On December 18 Berlin’s Transport Senator Jürgen Klemann celebrated a ’Christmas present for 100000 Berliners’ when he inaugurated a 2·9 km extension of the city’s tram network. Looping through Alexanderplatz, the new tracks link Mollstra§e and Hackesche Markt, with connections to the east-west Stadtbahn. In the western suburbs, S-Bahn services to Spandau were restored on December 30 after a gap of 18 years (RG 1.99 p10)