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New Orleans streetcar service suspended following hotel collapse

Bus service is available along the impacted streetcar lines.
Photo – NORTA


The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (NORTA) has experienced major streetcar service disruptions since the partial collapse of the Hard Rock Hotel under construction near Canal Street on Oct. 12.

Crews were working on the hotel when a portion of the building collapsed, killing at least two and injuring more than 19 people. One person remains missing. The cause of the building collapse is under investigation, local media reported.

Streetcar service has been suspended along the Riverfront and Rampart-St.Claude routes, and on portions of the Canal-Cemeteries and Canal-City Park/Museum routes. Bus service is available along the impacted lines, NORTA officials said in a press release.

NORTA has temporarily relocated central operations to an emergency transit center on Canal Street. 

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