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First crew of the Milwaukee Streetcar takes full-route daylight test drive

The Milwaukee Streetcar training class and support staff took Vehicle #03 for a 2.1 mile run from the Intermodal Terminal to Burns Commons on August 22, making it the first daylight end-to-end route test.

The 83,000 pound vehicle was expected to test between 31 and 42 miles along the route, with higher through less traffic-dense straightaways, like East Ogden Avenue. Including the weight of the training crew, stacks of bottled water bundles created 20,000 pounds of ballast to simulate a capacity ride load. The streetcar fleet must log more than 620 miles of testing before it can begin passenger service, which is expected to be completed in time for a November launch. These images document the streetcar’s testing at the Burns Commons Station.

Lee Matz

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