Anacostia Streetcar Project Track Installation Starts

Anacostia Streetcar Project Track Installation Starts
September 25, 2009 10:56 am

Track installation work has begun on the much-delayed $55m Anacostia streetcar project in Southeast Washington, US.

The laying of tracks has begun at Firth Sterling Avenue with the South Capitol Street intersection work expected to start next week.
The project is a step ahead in the state’s billion-dollar plan to build a network of street cars (a form of light rail powered by overhead wires) and rapid buses in the district over the next two decades. The move follows the success of similar projects in the cities of San Francisco, Seattle and Portland.
The project, initially scheduled to be completed by 2009, is now expected to be partly completed before 2012.
The $10m-worth three trolleys, purchased nearly three years ago to be used on the line, have been lying unused in the Czech Republic, where they were manufactured by Skoda-Inekon. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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