Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Brookville gets Sound Transit order

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Sound Transit ordered five Brookville Liberty Modern Streetcars, similar to the Dallas Streetcar model shown here. Sound Transit ordered five Brookville Liberty Modern Streetcars, similar to the Dallas Streetcar model shown here. Michael Barera via Wikipedia

Sound Transit’s board of directors voted on Nov. 16 to approve a $26.5 million order for five Liberty Modern Streetcars from Brookville Equipment Co., which are being acquired as part of the Tacoma Link Extension project.

Deliveries of the light rail vehicle platforms will take place between the third quarter of 2020 and the first quarter of 2021. The contract includes an option for five additional vehicles.

Sound Transit currently operates three Skoda 10T LRVs on the 1.6-mile, six-station Tacoma Link from Tacoma Dome to the Theater District.

Construction will begin in fall 2018 on a 2.4-mile extension from the Theater District to the Stadium District and Hilltop. The line will run at-grade in-street for most of its length, with services running at 10-minute headways during the peak and every 20 minutes off-peak.

 

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