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R-Line Having Birthday Celebration

20090220-60 Raleigh’s free downtown circulator, the R-Line , will turn 1 year old on Saturday, February 13. To celebrate there will be a party from 6pm to 10pm in front of the Hibernian Restaurant & Pub.

Activities will include a live remote broadcast by G105 and an R-LINE prize wheel featuring over $1,500 in gift cards provided by Downtown Raleigh businesses. Residents and visitors can also stop by to pick up an R-LINE wristband. Many businesses will be offering specials to those wearing the wristband. There also will be a speed dating event on an R-LINE bus to be hosted by PreDating.com. There will be two sessions of the speed dating event. Various stops along the R-LINE route will be promoted, and daters will have a chance to win gift cards based on answering trivia questions about the R-LINE and Downtown Raleigh. Space on the R-LINE bus for the speed dating activity is limited; participants must register prior to the event by visiting www.PreDating.com .

The City of Raleigh’s Capital Area Transit system offers free rides on the R-LINE seven days a week. The bus connects employees, residents, conventioneers and other visitors in the central business district to retail and entertainment venues, restaurants and parking. Two environmentally friendly hybrid electric buses — both with 36 seats — are used on the R-LINE route The R-LINE runs every 10 to 12 minutes. Hours of operation for the service are 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 2:15 a.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.

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