Milwaukee Chooses Liberty Streetcars to Starter Line

Milwaukee Chooses Liberty Streetcars to Starter Line
November 27, 2015 7:32 pm

The City of Milwaukee has agreed terms with Brookville Equipment Corporation for the supply of 4 Liberty streetcars to operate its 3.4km (2.1-mile) starter line between Burns Commons and Clybourne Street. The USD18.6m contract includes options for a further 20 trams. The three-section bi-directional 70% low-floor vehicles will be 20.4m long and 2.6m wide with capacity for 150 passengers, 32 seated. Equipped with bicycle racks and air-conditioning, the Liberty cars will be powered by four 99kW ac traction motors.

Deliveries are scheduled to take place between late 2017 and early 2018. The city’s Joint Committee on Downtown Streetcar Implementation has also authorised the Department of Public Works to exercise an option for a fifth vehicle, required for the 1.2km (0.7-mile) Lakefront branch line. In October the US Department of Transportation confirmed a USD14.2m TIGER grant for this extension. 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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