Wednesday, February 01, 2012

New crossover for The Tide in Norfolk

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Hampton Roads Transit will add a new crossover on The Tide light rail transit system. To facilitate construction this weekend, LRT service will be suspended between Harbor Park and EVMC/Ft. Norfolk stations during construction the weekend of Feb. 4-5.

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Construction will occur once regularly scheduled service ends at midnight, Friday, Feb. 3, and will continue throughout the weekend. Normal weekday LRT operations will resume at 6:00 a.m. Monday, Feb. 6.

HRT says the crossover will improve capacity and traffic flow.

The $318 million, 7.4-mile LRT line debuted last Aug. 19, with Siemens S70 LRT cars serving 11 stations in downtown Norfolk. The line averaged 4,009 riders during the week of Jan. 23-29.

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