City of Milwaukee Dept. of Public Works
Press Release

Third Milwaukee Streetcar Vehicle Due to Arrive on Thursday, July 26, 2018

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

By - Jul 24th, 2018 12:49 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 third streetcar vehicle for The Hop, presented by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, is expected to arrive in Milwaukee on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at approximately 10:00 a.m.

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 Thursday 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 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.

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

On-street testing of The Hop is already underway, and will continue throughout the summer.

The public is expected to first be able to ride The Hop later this fall. 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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One thought on “Third Milwaukee Streetcar Vehicle Due to Arrive on Thursday, July 26, 2018”

  1. Steve P says:

    As a critic of the Milwaukee Streetcar project I hope all of you Streetcar supporters have read about the Seattle Streetcar.The new Streetcars they ordered won’t fit on the tracks!Go,ahead and do a google search.

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