City of Milwaukee Dept. of Public Works
Press Release

Second Milwaukee Streetcar Vehicle Due to Arrive on Monday, May 14, 2018

Short portions of W. St. Paul Ave. and N. 4th St. will be closed for a few hours to accommodate delivery.

By - May 11th, 2018 07:01 pm
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Milwaukee – The second streetcar vehicle for The Hop, presented by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, left manufacturer Brookville Equipment Corp. by flatbed truck on Thursday, May 10 and is expected to arrive in Milwaukee on Monday, May 14, 2018 – mid-day is the best projection at this time.

The modern, 67-foot long, 83,000-pound streetcar vehicle will travel from the plant in Brookville, Pennsylvania through Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois before arriving in Milwaukee.    While it is projected that the vehicle will arrive on Monday at mid-day, this schedule could change depending on weather conditions or other circumstances during the drive. It will be rolled off the truck on West St. Paul Avenue between North 2nd and North 4th streets, and then head inside the streetcar’s adjacent operations and maintenance facility on N. 4th St.

Short portions of W. St. Paul Ave. and N. 4th St. 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.

Estimated time of arrival will be posted as available on The Milwaukee Streetcar’s Facebook and Twitter accounts: facebook.com/thehopmke and @thehopmke, respectively.

More information on the vehicles can be found at thehopmke.com/what-the-hop/#hop-vehicles

On-street testing of both vehicles will continue on a section of W. St. Paul Ave., with testing along the full initial route to begin this summer.

The public is expected to first be able to ride The Hop in November. 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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