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Brookville Equipment to supply 2 additional Dallas Streetcars

Posted on July 21, 2015

Dallas Streetcar built by Brookville Equipment Corp.
Dallas Streetcar built by Brookville Equipment Corp.

The City of Dallas and Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) exercised an option for the delivery of two additional off-wire capable Liberty Modern Streetcars — extending a partnership with Brookville Equipment Corp. that began with a March 2013 contract for two identical vehicles, delivered in the first half of 2015.

With the two delivered Liberty Modern Streetcars currently providing service along a 1.6-mile starter line between Dallas’ downtown Union Station and the Oak Cliff neighborhood, the additional two streetcars — both options exercised on the original contract — will upgrade the Dallas fleet to a total of four vehicles and add capacity for the forthcoming expansion to Oak Cliff’s Bishop Arts District, which is currently under construction.  

“The Brookville team is eager to continue to work in conjunction with the City of Dallas and DART with the delivery of two additional Liberty Modern Streetcars,” said Brookville President Marion Van Fosson. “This partnership is a shining example of how American manufacturers can collaborate with American cities and public entities to provide sustainable jobs across the country while spurring domestic innovation.”

The two Dallas streetcars, which will be identical in size and feature the same service proven systems as the initial vehicles, are scheduled to start delivering Summer 2016.

“The customer and community response to the streetcar has been great,” said DART President/Executive Director Gary Thomas. “We are looking forward to extending it and working with Brookville to help our communities grow with great transit choices.”

In June 2015, the company also secured an order for six Liberty Modern Streetcars for the forthcoming M-1 RAIL streetcar line along Woodward Avenue in Detroit. That order will begin delivering in the fourth quarter of 2016 with the otherwise identical vehicles featuring an eight-foot, eight-inch-wide carbody, compared to an eight-foot-wide carbody for the Dallas Liberty Modern Streetcars.

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