Norfolk’s Tide light-rail system returns to full service Wednesday after water main repairs downtown

Norfolk’s light-rail system will resume full operation on Wednesday after a water main break paused its services downtown, Hampton Roads Transit announced.

Following the discovery of the broken water main on Monticello Avenue at MacArthur Center in December, HRT officials shut down The Tide’s overhead rail power and established a temporary bus bridge for light rail customers between the Harbor Park and Eastern Virginia Medical Center/Ft. Norfolk stations.

Repairs to the main were completed over the winter holidays. Workers had found that a 13-foot long area had washed out from underneath the eastbound track.

“We’re ready to get back to moving people on The Tide,” said William Harrell, president and CEO of HRT, in a news release.