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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:26 am 
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Streetcar Rails To Be Placed Starting Next Week

June 16th 2012, Aruba.

ORANJESTAD-The construction of the streetcar rail in Oranjestad is proceeding according to plan. The
concrete foundation of the streetcar route in the middle of the road is nearing completion says Jossy Kock
Engineer at the Department of Public Works (DOW). The concrete foundation at the bend near La Linda
store and the final loop at the end of mainstreet will be completed in 3 weeks.

The rails will be armed on the concrete foundation starting next week. A second layer of concrete will be
poured above the rails leaving sufficient space over for decorative cobblestones. The infrastructure for the
streetcar should be completed by the end of September to early October of this year. It will also mark the
beginning of the next phase of the urban renewal project that includes the renovation of the pedestrian
sidewalks alongside the streetcar route, planting of trees, installation of decorative street lanterns,
benches, fountains, instalment of music boxes, and safety cameras in mainstreet.

There will be three streetcars riding the route from the cruise terminal to the end of Caya Betico Croes
(mainstreet) and back. The streetcars will run daily from 8:00am until 8:00pm. The mainstreet will be
partially opened after 8:00pm allowing motorized vehicles. There will be 9 stops along the streetcar route,
bringing cruise visitors and locals easily deeper in the heart of Oranjestad. The streetcar will start
operation at the end of December 2012.


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