First modern streetcar has arrived, time for testing | News
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now)- Tucson's modern streetcar
project has reached another milestone; the first streetcar has arrived this
The $4.5 million, 60 ton
streetcar ends its five day journey from the Portland, Oregon ironworks
manufacturing plant. It did make one unexpected
stop, Thursday evening the streetcar was stopped in Casa Grande, since the car
could not travel during peak traffic hours.
Seven more cars are
expected to be delivered, for a total of eight cars for Tucson. Each streetcar is scheduled to be delivered
four weeks apart.
The first will
undergo a series of tests for the next week or two, inside the maintenance and
The plan is to test out
the streetcar along the tracks at night, starting the second week of September;
with the second car arriving in October.
The earliest the entire system could be running would be early summer
How testing works out for
the rest of the streetcars will depend on how the first one tests.
Stay with Tucson News Now this
morning, to find out more on the testing.
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