Milwaukee’s 3rd streetcar vehicle expected to arrive this week

Arrival of Milwaukee's second streetcar vehicle

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee’s third streetcar vehicle is expected to arrive in the Brew City this week.

Officials with “The Hop” and DPW say it’ll be unloaded Thursday, July 26 around 11 a.m. along St. Paul Avenue and driven into the streetcar’s maintenance facility. Officials noted 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. Short portions of W. St. Paul Ave. and N. 4th St. will be closed for a few hours to accommodate delivery.

The 67-foot long, 83,000-pound streetcars are manufactured by Brookville, Pennsylvania-based Brookville Equipment Corporation.

The final two vehicles will arrive over the next few months.

The public is expected to first ride the streetcar in November. Rides will be free for the first year because of Potawatomi Hotel & Casino’s 12-year, $10 million sponsorship deal.

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