Since 2011 HKT has been building the new all-metal trams, with outlines quite similar to the present wooden trams. Following the new numbers 171, 173, 174 and 175 the subsequent newers are taking the numbers of those being withdrawn. Up to September 2012 fourteen newers have been built.
A funny comparison showing the old 157 and new 157, same place (Western Market) and same neighbour car 171.
Remains of 157 after dismantling, whilst new 157 had been in service for three months.
Another interesting view showing two identical no.1″s”, the new-built green one is near completion whilst the old 1 being discarded.