City of Milwaukee Dept. of Public Works
Press Release

Fifth and Final Milwaukee Streetcar Vehicle Due to Arrive Tomorrow

Short portions of W. St. Paul Ave. will be closed for a few hours to accommodate delivery.

By - Sep 6th, 2018 01:15 pm
The Hop's first vehicle making its inaugural trip to the maintenance facility. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

The Hop’s first vehicle making its inaugural trip to the maintenance facility. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

Milwaukee – The fifth and final streetcar vehicle for the first phase of The Hop, presented by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, is expected to arrive in Milwaukee this Friday, Sept. 7, at approximately 10:00 a.m.

The modern, 67-foot long, 83,000-pound streetcar vehicle will travel from the plant in Brookville, Penn., through Ohio, Indiana and Illinois before arriving in Milwaukee.

While it is projected that the vehicle will arrive on Friday at 10:00 a.m., this schedule could change depending on weather conditions or other circumstances during the drive. It will be rolled off the truck on W. St. Paul Ave. between N. Third St. and Vel R. Phillips Ave., and then head inside the streetcar’s adjacent operations and maintenance facility.

Short portions of W. St. Paul Ave. will be closed for a few hours to accommodate delivery. Media and others are welcome to watch delivery and unloading from the south side of W. St. Paul Ave. Please set up on the sidewalk, not in the street.

On-street testing of The Hop will continue in the coming weeks leading up to the launch of operations this fall. With more streetcars on the road testing, the public is advised to continue following some basic “HopSmart” tips on how motorists, motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians can all share our roadways. Visit www.thehopmke.com/hopsmart for more information.

A date for the grand opening of The Hop will be announced in the coming weeks. Rides will be free for the first year, thanks to Potawatomi Hotel & Casino’s generous 12-year, $10 million sponsorship deal.

More about the Milwaukee Streetcar

For more project details, including the project timeline, financing, route and possible extensions, see our extensive past coverage.

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