CINCINNATI — The streetcar population in Cincinnati will double on Tuesday, when the city’s second streetcar vehicle rolls into Over-the-Rhine.
According to city spokesman Rocky Merz, the vehicle is expected to arrive from CAF USA’s manufacturing facility in Elmira, New York sometime around 3 p.m. Tuesday.
The first of the city's five vehicles arrived at the streetcar's maintenance and operations facility on Henry Street on Oct. 30.
In preparation for the vehicle’s arrival in OTR, Race Street will close between Findlay Street and McMicken Avenue and Henry Street will close between Elm and Race streets, beginning at 2:30 p.m.
Officials said if the streetcar arrives on time, streets should re-open by approximately 4:30 p.m.
As with the first vehicle, upon arrival streetcar no. 1176 will begin on-street testing in the days to follow. On-street testing will continue with each vehicle in the months leading up to the streetcar's service launch in Sept. 2016.
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Tuesday’s arrival comes just a week after streetcar supporters gathered at The Transept in OTR to celebrate what they called a “turning point” in the city’s development.
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