February 22, 2016

Washington DC streetcar starts on February 27

Written by  IRJ staff
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SERVICES on Washington DC's DC Streetcar H/Benning Line are due to begin on February 27 after more than a decade of planning, construction and testing.

The 3.9km demonstration line between Union Station and Oklahoma Avenue/Benning Road is part of a wider aspiration to build a 59km network of light rail routes in the area but these have been hit by political and financial problems. The line has six trams, each able to accommodate 150 passengers.

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