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Jul 26, 2014 6:50 PM by Rebecca Taylor

'Tremendous' opening day for Sun Link Streetcar

Guess how many people rode Tucson's new Sun Link Streetcar opening day? 17,000.

City of Tucson officials calling it a tremendous first day.

The hours of operation on opening day were 10 a.m. to 2 a.m with up to eight streetcars operating on the four-mile long route.

The hours of operation for this weekend are 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.

Beginning Monday, July 28, 2014, Sun Link begins collecting fares with riders needing a SunGO card or a one-day SunGO pass available at the streetcar stops along the route.

The four-mile Sun Link Streetcar route connects five districts: the University of Arizona, Main Gate Square, Fourth Avenue, Downtown, and the Mercado.

For more information on the Streetcar, click here.

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