New Atlanta Streetcar in 2 Crashes Before Launch

November 26, 2014

Georgia authorities say the Atlanta Streetcar has been involved in two crashes with vehicles while being tested before next month’s expected launch.

Streetcar spokeswoman Sharon Gain tells that a car and the streetcar collided Sunday near Centennial Olympic Park. She said the driver tried to pass the streetcar while it was turning during a test run. Last week, a driver was accused of hitting the streetcar on Ellis Street.

No series injuries were reported in either crash.

The streetcar’s debut was recently delayed due to safety concerns.

The delay – the latest in a series of them since the streetcar system was announced – pushes the launch from November until at least Dec. 6.

The streetcar will run a 2.7-mile loop from Centennial Olympic Park to the King Center.

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