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New Orleans postpones opening of Canal St. line

On 18 November the Chairman of the New Orleans Transportation Authority announced that the planned start of revenue service, and the 6 December grand opening of the new Canal Street tramway had been postponed, probably until March. Although the tramway infrastructure and rolling stock is ready for service, landscaping and pavement repairs are still in progress, and the Chairman has said he wants 'every blade of grass, every tree, every piece of sidewalk and street in place so the line and its surroundings look like a polished gem' before the line is opened. Rolling stock tests and driver training have been in progress since early October.

19 November 2003

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