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Kansas City Streetcar

Postby lpetrich » Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:29 pm

Kansas City, Missouri Downtown Streetcar

It has a cutesy map on its home page that shows the progress of construction: still mostly utility relocation. Construction started a few months ago, and it should be done by mid-October 2015.
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Re: Kansas City Streetcar

Postby YamaOfParadise » Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:36 pm

I was in Kansas City all of last week, and there indeed has been construction started; though it is as said above, mostly utility relocation. The bridge going over I-670 already has the rails embedded, though, and the Main-Walnut Viaduct is closed and has a stack of rails laying down the length of it, presumably for storage.
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Re: Kansas City Streetcar

Postby Myrtone » Sun Aug 03, 2014 12:54 am

I looked at a map and there is are a pair of stretches of track following different streets, so at each end or those stretches it sould be quite easy to place connecting track such that it could be used to turn the vehicles around. Also, the map suggests that platfroms will all be on the kerbside. In light of all this, will there be room for loops or wyes at both ends and all planned extensions?
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Re: Kansas City Streetcar

Postby electricron » Sun Aug 03, 2014 5:22 am

Myrtone wrote:I looked at a map and there is are a pair of stretches of track following different streets, so at each end or those stretches it sould be quite easy to place connecting track such that it could be used to turn the vehicles around. Also, the map suggests that platfroms will all be on the kerbside. In light of all this, will there be room for loops or wyes at both ends and all planned extensions?

Not sure if there will be room for them, but since all modern streetcars have cabs on both ends, they will be unnecessary. All a driver would have to do is switch ends, turn a switch, and drive off.
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Re: Kansas City Streetcar

Postby Sand Box John » Sun May 08, 2016 3:19 pm

Line opened 05 06 2016

Kansas City celebrates Grand Opening of KC Streetcar
Matt Stewart
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05 06 2016 8:18 AM CDT
Updated 05 06 2016 01:42 AM CDT

After years of planning, setbacks, hard work, KC celebrates streetcar grand opening
Lynn Horsley
05 06 2016 11:34 AM CDT
The Kansas City Star

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Re: Kansas City Streetcar

Postby Ken W2KB » Mon May 16, 2016 8:51 pm

Cool! The all volunteer organized and operated World Science Fiction Convention ("Worldcon") will take place over a five day period this coming August. Several thousand attendees, including myself, are expected. Will definitely take a ride on the new system! http://midamericon2.org/

Would I be able to take it from the Amtrak station to the Marriott on 12th near the convention center?
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Re: Kansas City Streetcar

Postby Balerion » Tue May 31, 2016 2:34 pm

Streetcar’s robust ridership prompts added weekend service

Nearly three weeks after it opened, Kansas City’s downtown streetcar ridership counts continue to surpass projections despite two service interruptions this week.

The system so far has tallied 128,760 rider trips and is averaging more than 6,400 trips per day, according to figures provided Thursday to the Streetcar Authority board of directors.

“The numbers have far exceeded where we thought we would start,” Tom Gerend, Streetcar Authority executive director, told the board. He said original projections were for an average of 2,700 riders per day.

Surprises include higher ridership than expected on weekends and into the night.

The weekend numbers prompted the board to vote to increase the vehicle use on Sundays. The system had anticipated using two vehicles on Sundays, but that number will be boosted to three vehicles during the day on Sundays through Labor Day.
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Re: Kansas City Streetcar

Postby John_Perkowski » Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:15 am

Since my favorite restaurant is right on Main Street...

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