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Washington, DC, tramway to open at last

After 18 months of trial running, the DC Fire Department finally signed off the safety case for the 3.9km H Street/Benning Road tramway on 16 February. It was then announced that the opening date for passenger service would be 27 February, with free rides for a number of weeks, but there will be no Sunday service. The tramway, intended as a demonstration line for a larger network, is operated by six trams, three from Inekon in the Czech Republic and three US-built clones from United Streetcar.

23 February 2016


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