Two of five streetcars out of service Friday

Two of five streetcars out of service Friday
Posted at 11:54 PM, Dec 15, 2016

CINCINNATI -- Two of the five Cincinnati Bell Connector streetcars are out of service Friday, according to a release from Cincinnati Metro. 

Three of the five streetcars failed Thursday night, forcing the city to take them off the road for the day.

One of the failed streetcars was repaired overnight and will run as scheduled Friday. 

According to Cincinnati Metro spokesperson Brandy Jones, two of the streetcars were without heat Thursday night and two had failed compressors. Jones said all of these malfunctions had to do with manufacturer error.

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"We have expressed our concerns to the manufacturer, CAF, and they have told us that they are working to rectify the problems here and in other cities where their streetcars have had similar faults," Jones said in a news release.

Although four streetcars were initially taken out of service, one of these was repaired and returned to the road around 11 p.m.

This is a developing story.