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October 7th, 2013 By German Lopez | News | Posted In: News, Streetcar

CAF Unveils Cincinnati Streetcar Renderings

Spanish company hired by city to design, build cars

streetcarRendering: CAF USA

The Cincinnati streetcar took another step forward on Monday when car builder CAF USA unveiled renderings for the $133 million project.

The city has hired CAF to supply five cars. The latest details show the cars will have four doors on each side and be capable of moving in both directions on a track. The cars are also completely low-floor, which should make boarding, disembarking and moving around the streetcar easier.

CAF, which is based in Spain, has supplied cars for a few other U.S.

cities, including Pittsburgh, Houston and Sacramento, Calif.

John Deatrick, the streetcar project’s executive director, told CityBeat on Thursday that he’s been in regular contact with CAF USA since he joined the project in August.

Unlike most other streetcars around the world, the Cincinnati cars are particularly tuned to handle sharp turns, according to Deatrick. That’s because the city didn’t want to expand roads and knock down buildings just to accommodate the transit network.

Deatrick says the true test for the cars will come once they’re shipped and tested on a completed Over-the-Rhine loop in June 2015. The streetcar is set to open for use on Sept. 15, 2016.

Check out the renderings here.

 
 
11.27.2013 at 02:00 Reply

Absolutely the worst mfg. company i have ever seen the quality they claim to implement is over riden with judgement calls made by unqualified individuals the carbodies are thrown together how ever they can be to fool the customers into accepting the bogies are usually made from steel that you couldnt even accept under the most open iso tolerances they treat the american employees with little to no respect just an excellent example on how not to run a company  

 

 
 
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