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The last piece of The Hop MKE arrives in Milwaukee

Posted at 1:13 PM, Sep 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-07 14:13:09-04

MILWAUKEE -- The fifth and final streetcar vehicle has officially cruised into the Cream City.  Traveling from Pennsylvania through Ohio, Indiana and Illinois, the 67-foot, 83,000-pound streetcar arrived Friday morning around 10:30 a.m.

“I think that many many people had a perception that we were going to be talking about 1940s trollies, and when they see this vehicle and see how sleek it is, how modern it is how functional it is, how useful it is and how free it’s going to be for the first year, I think that a lot of minds are going to be changed," Mayor Tom Barrett said.  

On-street testing of The Hop will continue in the coming weeks leading up to the launch of operations
this fall.

A date for the grand opening of the Hop will be announced in the coming weeks. Rides will be free for the first year.