Oklahoma City streetcars debut

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An Oklahoma City streetcar engages in testing. The system opened on Friday.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City’s streetcar system debuted on Friday, offering free rides for its first three weeks.

The streetcars will serve two overlapping loops, one of 4.8 miles downtown that will offer service six days a week, and one of 2 miles serving the Bricktown entertainment and nightlife districts on Fridays and Saturdays. [See “Oklahoma City to receive last streetcar; prepares for start of service,” Trains News Wire, Nov. 13, 2018.]

Transit officials estimated 10,000 to 15,000 people would try the service during the opening weekend, which came after 22 months of construction.

The system uses seven brightly colored Brookville Equipment Liberty streetcars. The Oklahoman reports that, in a nod to Christmas, the red and green cars offered the first rides.

After the free introductory period, tickets will cost $1 per ride or $3 for an all-day pass.

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