Streetcar to provide extra service for Bengals-Dolphins game Thursday night

Posted at 3:54 PM, Sep 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-28 15:54:58-04

CINCINNATIThe Cincinnati streetcar will provide extra service for the Bengals-Dolphins game at Paul Brown Stadium Thursday night.

An additional streetcar will be used, and service will operate past midnight as long as there are fans to be transported, Metro announced Wednesday. All service will end by 2 a.m.

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The Town Center Garage at 1251 Central Parkway is offering $10 parking on game days. The first 100 Bengals ticket holders to park for Thursday’s game will get free parking and up to four all-day streetcar passes.

More than 18,000 people rode the streetcar last weekend, far exceeding expectations, according to data from Metro spokeswoman Brandy Jones.

There were  5,109 riders Friday with a budgeted average weekday ridership of 3,000; 7,933 Saturday with a budgeted average of 1,500, and 4,964 Sunday when the ridership estimate was 990.

Crowds in and around the city were due to the MidPoint Music Festival and the Bengals' season home opener at Paul Brown Stadium.

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