First Batch of Track Delivered for Milwaukee Streetcar

Mar 17, 2017

The first shipment of rails for the Milwaukee streetcar has arrived.  The 80-foot sticks of rail are being delivered by truck and staged along St. Paul Avenue, west of the Milwaukee Intermodal Station.

According to signage from the City of Milwaukee, the U.S.-made rails will be welded together using a technique called "electric flash-butt welding" to create 320-foot long segments which will be placed into the ground.

Work to begin installing rails into the 2.1-mile Phase 1 route could begin within a few weeks, with opening of the route expected in late 2018.

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