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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:16 pm 
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Streetcar Will Be Put Officially In Use On Saturday December 22nd

December 18th 2012, Aruba.

ORANJESTAD-One of three streetcars has arrived in Aruba by ship this week.
The Prime Minister of Aruba, Mike Eman, and the Minister of Infrastructure
Benny Zievinger have done a test drive of the streetcar in Oranjestad this
afternoon. The Dutch engineers of HTM concluded that the streetcar is very
stable on the rails, and said that everything went perfect.

Many Arubans were enthusiastic and applauding alongside the street as the
streetcar passed by downtown Oranjestad this afternoon, in what can be
considered a historic moment for Aruba and Oranjestad in particular. The
controversial project seem to have gained increased public support as the
progress of laying the rails, and the rejuvenation of main street have reached to
their final stages. People are realizing that the final product is very attractive,
and are embracing the concept.

The streetcar will be put officially in use on Saturday December 22nd 2012. It
will be the first streetcar in the Caribbean. A second streetcar, a double decker
will be delivered during the month of January 2013 from the factory in the
United States.

The purpose of the streetcar is to bring cruise passengers deeper into the
mainstreet of Oranjestad, without having to walk the distance. In addition, locals
can park their car outside mainstreet, and take the streetcar to mainstreet
without having to walk in the sun. The streetcar will be operated by Arubus.


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