Oklahoma receives delivery of first Brookville tram


Tram manufacturer Brookville Equipment Corporation has delivered the first vehicle for Oklahoma’s $131 million (∼€104 million) City Streetcar project.

Brookville has a $24.9 million (∼€19.95 million) contract with the City of Oklahoma to supply five Liberty Streetcars, which are 66ft-long and include 70 per cent low-floor, with an option for more.

Each vehicle has seating for 30 passengers, the capacity to transport up to 100 and has been made out of 70 per cent American content.

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On part of the tram route, the vehicles will be powered by overhead wires but also have onboard lithium-ion battery storage systems for other sections.

Oklahoma City Streetcar is scheduled to begin service in 2018. It will have two loops, a 4.9m north-south route and a 2 mile east-west route.

The Oklahoma City Streetcar is funded by Oklahoma City’s voter-approved MAPS 3 initiative, which is a $777-million capital improvements program, using a one-cent, limited-term sales tax.

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