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Sun Link streetcar schedule shifts

Tucson's modern streetcar will see its timetable adjusted to fit ridership patterns, with less frequent service on Sundays and more cars on the rails Thursday and Friday nights, officials said. The new schedule goes into effect Monday.

The revamped schedule will see streetcars running more frequently nearly every evening, with cars making stops every 15 minutes from 6-10 p.m. Monday-Friday — increased from every 20 minutes.

Thursday and Friday nights, cars will run every 15 minutes until midnight, and every half-hour until 2 a.m.

Service on Sunday evenings will be less frequent, and Monday-Friday mornings will see also see fewer streetcars running.

"Sundays currently see the lowest level of ridership and the new schedule reflects that with an adjusted level of service during Sunday mornings and evening hours," city officials said in a news release.

Overall hours of operation will remain the same, officials said. Because the changes won't result in any increase in driver hours, there won't be any related increase in the streetcar budget, said city spokesman Mike Graham.

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Jan 13, 2015, 9:46 am
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I have mixed feelings about the streetcar. I have ridden it several times now. I appreciate that it takes me where I want to go. I would like to see a schedule online so I can make travel plans. Thanks

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