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KC Streetcar apologizes for inconvenience after Garth Brooks concert on Sunday

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Streetcar riders in Kansas City were inconvenienced when leaving a Garth Brooks concert at the Sprint Center on Sunday. (KCTV5) Streetcar riders in Kansas City were inconvenienced when leaving a Garth Brooks concert at the Sprint Center on Sunday. (KCTV5)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

Garth Brooks fans may have experienced an inconvenience Sunday night while leaving the concert that left them wondering how they were going to get back to their cars. 

That’s because the KC Streetcar never showed up after the evening concert.

Under normal operations, the Streetcar runs until 11 p.m. on Sunday nights. With the concert they were going to, the Streetcar Authority made an attempt to extend those hours until midnight. However, due to track repairs, that didn’t happen. 

The authority said the necessary repairs required an 11 p.m. service shut down.

In a statement they said, "We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and miscommunication that resulted. We safely carried over 40,000 riders this weekend and we will work to ensure we provide even better service in the future. Thank you."

According to Daryce Wyborney, she and her friend didn’t have any issues with the streetcar, however they did notice commotion from others.

"We're from out of town and we're staying at a downtown hotel. But we noticed there was all kinds of back up and people were getting a little bit angry about something going on with the streetcar and then I noticed on the news this morning that the streetcar wasn't running last night so then it all made sense,” Whyborney said.

For a list of times that the streetcar operates, click here.

The Streetcar Authority issued the following statement on Monday: 

"We apologize for the inconvenience riders experienced last night when leaving the Garth Brooks concert. Necessary track slab repairs were conducted which required sufficient time of the concrete to cure and for KC Streetcar service to resume by 6 a.m. Monday morning. Under normal Sunday operations, the KC Streetcar runs until 11:00 p.m. There was a last-minute attempt to extend hours until midnight in order to accommodate the event at the Sprint Center but unfortunately it was determined these repairs required an 11:00 p.m. service shut down. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and the miscommunication that resulted. We safely carried over 40,000 riders this weekend and will work to ensure we provide even better service in the future. Thank you."

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