RTA: Canal St. streetcar line running normally after temporary closure

RTA: Canal St. streetcar line running normally after temporary closure
Canal Street streetcar (Weston, Kelly)

UPDATE: The Canal St. line resumed normal services around 7:30 p.m., according to RTA.

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A large portion of the Canal Street streetcar line is temporarily closed, RTA officials said Saturday evening (Jan. 19).

An “electrical malfunction" caused the line to shut down around 4:30 p.m., between Canal and Liberty street, near Tulane Medical Center, and the City Park Transit Center. It was not known when the issue would be fixed.

RTA officials also suspended ferry services shortly before 7 p.m. Saturday, due to high winds. The service will remain closed throughout the night, according to RTA, but bus shuttles will be provided instead.

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