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Test runs begin for Sugar House Streetcar

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Posted at 5:15 PM, Sep 05, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-05 20:12:01-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- Test runs of the Sugar House Streetcar began Thursday.

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker helped unveil what the cars will look like and discussed plans for the newly named S-Line Corridor. The line is expected to open to the public on December 8.

The new cars will have a white and silver design, according to Steve Meyer, Utah Transit Authority.

"It really is pedestrian friendly, we've got the trail right next to it," Meyer said. "Just a great atmosphere in the corridor and a real exciting vibe in this neighborhood."

The streetcars are expected to reach a top speed of 20 to 25 miles per hour and there are seven stops planned along the corridor. A federal grant helped make the project possible.

More information on the project can be found here: www.shstreetcar.com