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12/26/2014



Rail News: Passenger Rail

Atlanta Streetcar slated to open next week


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After several delays, the Atlanta Streetcar is scheduled to launch service Dec. 30, Atlanta news media reported this week.

The long-awaited opening of the $98 million streetcar system will beat by one day a opening deadline set by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. The system had experienced a number of delays in opening service to passengers. Originally, the line was slated to open in May 2013.

The service will follow a 2.7-mile loop around downtown Atlanta. Riders will be able to use the service at no charge for the next three months, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported.



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