Milwaukee's third streetcar arrives Thursday
Updated: 4:07 p.m. July 26, 2018
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Another one of the streetcars rolled into Milwaukee Thursday.
The 67-foot long, 83,000-pound streetcar traveled from the Pennsylvania facility where they were made and arrived Thursday morning.
It's the third streetcar to arrive in Milwaukee to be part of the Hop system. There will be five streetcars in total by the fall. The first four are for the initial route and the last one will be for the Lakefront line. City officials say they have been doing on-street testing of the streetcars all summer and it has helped them make sure the vehicles run safely and smoothly when they officially launch.
"The other night we had a vehicle out on the full alignment kind of walking through each of the traffic signals making sure the signalization is operating with the streetcar appropriately and so we will be kind of working through that operation here over the next week or so and eventually we'll have the full use of the first alignment," said City Engineer Jeff Polenske.
The streetcar will start taking passengers in the fall and rides will be free for the first year.
Posted: 1:10 p.m. July 25, 2018
The third streetcar is 83,000 pounds and is traveling to Milwaukee from a plant in Brookville, Pennsylvania.
The third Hop streetcar will get rolled off the truck on St. Paul Avenue between 2nd and 4th Streets.