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Seattle streetcar project possibly delayed beyond 2015

Posted on September 24, 2015

Seattle DOT
Seattle DOT

SEATTLE — After more problems have been discovered with the long-delayed project, First Hill Streetcar officials acknowledged the prospect that the system will not launch service in 2015, KING5 reported.

The issue is with the vehicles themselves. A problem with the propulsion system caused the first delays, and testing revealed "water damage in the inverters" for all seven cars. The streetcars have undergone 250 miles of testing and six of the seven cars are currently in the area, however, one of the cars' inverters had to be sent back to Switzerland for maintenance. There has also been a problem with a software glitch. For the full story, click here.

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