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More than 16,000 rides taken during The Hop's opening weekend

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- More than 16,000 rides were taken during the first weekend of service for Milwaukee's streetcar. 

The Hop officially launched a week ago on November 2. During the streetcar's opening weekend the five cars traveled more than 850 miles. 

See the breakdown of the numbers below:

1 New streetcar line opened in Milwaukee

5 All five vehicles in The Hop’s fleet were utilized throughout the weekend

18 M-Line stations in operation

123 Volunteers assisted at stations

459 Percent increase in traffic to www.thehopmke.com website during the weekend

662 Hours logged by volunteers

Over 700 Attendees at the Grand Hop-ening program and start of passenger service

743 New followers to The Hop’s social media accounts, helping The Hop eclipse 11,000 total followers and 100,000 social media impressions during the weekend

856.3 Miles traveled by The Hop’s fleet during the weekend

Over 9,000 Route maps distributed

Over 10,000 Hop stickers, buttons and tote bags distributed

16,409 Hop rides taken during the Grand Hop-ening (1 p.m. Friday through 10 p.m.)

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