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Charlotte - July 2005

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Charlotte, NC — Trolley Success

Rail Transit Online – July 2005

Car running in Charlotte

A quarter-of-a-million people have ridden the Charlotte Trolley since service began on June 28, 2004.  One person was singled out during the weekend of June 11-12 as the symbolic 250,000th passenger and given prizes donated by local businesses and a trolley pass.  Charlotte Area Transit System officials had projected 100,000 boardings by the end of the trolley’s first year.  The 2.1-mi. (3.38 km) line serves 10 stations between the Historic South End and Center City using three replica Birney cars manufactured by Gomaco plus 77-year-old Charlotte car No. 85, which underwent a $200,000 overhaul.


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