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RTA to shutdown Canal Streetcar line for planned maintenance


Today, the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority announced a planned three-day shutdown of the Canal Street streetcar line, from Union Passenger Terminal (UPT) to Cemeteries/ City Park Station. Beginning Monday, March 8 at 5 am, service along the line will be temporarily suspended while traction power crews perform mandatory maintenance on substations and catenary components along the streetcar line. Riders needing to travel the line can access the temporary bus shuttle on the sidewalk side of existing stops at parallel street corners.  Service is expected to be restored on Wednesday, March 10.  

Temporary bus shuttles:  

·        47 – Canal/Cemeteries will operate services from Cemeteries to Union Passenger Terminal 

·        48 – Canal/City Park will operate from City Park and terminate service at Canal Street and  Liberty Street   

Riders are reminded to continue to use transit for essential travel only. Passengers are required to wear face masks and practice social distancing while on board.  

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