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Brookville to supply streetcars for Milwaukee starter line

Posted on November 17, 2015

Brookville Equipment Corp. vehicle for City of Milwaukee.
Brookville Equipment Corp. vehicle for City of Milwaukee.

Brookville Equipment Corp. signed an agreement for the supply of four Liberty Modern Streetcars to the City of Milwaukee's 2.1-mile starter line in a contract valued at $18,620,841, with an option for an additional 20 vehicles to support the system’s expected expansion and future development.

The Liberty Modern Streetcars will draw power from an overhead contact system (OCS) while navigating key commercial and residential segments of Milwaukee’s urban core. Landmarks and attractions along the route will include Milwaukee Public Market, the historic Third Ward neighborhood, East Town, Lower East Side, and Cathedral Square Park, while also connecting riders to the city’s downtown intermodal station, providing service to 1.4 million annual users.

Milwaukee’s streetcars will feature an 8-foot, 8-inch body width, a majority low-floor design with station-level boarding, and provide seating for 32 passengers, with additional standing room providing the ability to comfortably transport more than 150 passengers. Rider amenities will include, bicycle racks and an HVAC system adapted to meet the needs of Milwaukee’s seasonal climate.

Delivery of the streetcars will begin in the third quarter of 2017, with all four initial vehicles on-site by the first quarter of 2018.

“Milwaukee is yet another American city that sees the value in streetcars as a transit and development tool,” said Brookville VP, Business Development, Joel McNeil. “We are eager provide an American-designed streetcar that is part of a system that the city and its people can be proud of as this forward-thinking initiative comes to fruition and continues to expand.”

The order marks the third American designed and manufactured Liberty Modern Streetcar fleet that Brookville will deliver to a U.S. city. In 2015, Brookville delivered two Liberty Modern Streetcars to Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and the City of Dallas. More recently, DART and the City of Dallas exercised an option for two additional, identical streetcars. Also in 2015, Brookville secured an order for six wide-body Liberty Modern Streetcars with M-1 RAIL in Detroit. Those streetcars will begin service along the Woodward Avenue line in 2017.

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