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New Orleans - January 2007
   

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New Orleans — Streetcar Returns

Rail Transit Online, January 2007

A 1.2-mi. (1.9 km) stretch of the hurricane-damaged St. Charles Avenue streetcar line from Canal Street to Lee Circle was returned to limited service on Dec. 19.  However, only two cars are being used and they operate only between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on headways of 13 to 26 min.  Hurricane Katrina virtually destroyed the overhead traction power system along the historic 100-block route.  The system is being rebuilt under a contract signed before Katrina.  Regional Transit Authority officials hope to open another segment from Lee Circle to Napoleon Avenue by mid-2007 and to the end of the line at South Carrollton and South Claiborne during the first half of 2008.

 

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