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Newest Streetcar Arrives in Kansas City

Hey, did you hear? The Kansas City Streetcar Authority just got their first of eight new streetcars! They’re working on a project to extend the line by 3.5 miles south, connecting Union Station to the University of Missouri-Kansas City campus. They’re hoping to have it up and running by early 2025.

Streetcar Line Extension Progress

As of November, they already had two-thirds of the tracks needed for this extension in place. The company making the streetcars, CAF USA Inc., is planning to send the rest of the streetcars to Kansas City about every four weeks. The newest one, #807, just arrived from Elmira, New York, and follows the first six, numbered 801 to 806.

They showed off Streetcar #807 for the first time on Friday afternoon. These streetcars can go both ways on the track, are 77 feet long, weigh 78,000 pounds, and can hold up to 150 passengers at once.

Additional Expansion Plans

There’s also a plan to extend the streetcar line by 0.7 miles from the River Market area to Berkley Riverfront. They’re hoping to start that project this year and finish it by the end of 2025 or the beginning of 2026. The cost for the southern extension is estimated at $351 million, while the extra bit to Berkley Riverfront is expected to cost $61.1 million.

Buying a Home Near the Extended Streetcar Line

Thinking about buying a home near the extended streetcar line? Check out neighborhoods like Sunset Hill, Rockhill, Volker, and the Country Club District. They’ve got great schools, fun stuff to do, and a friendly vibe for families and professionals.

If you need help finding the perfect home in these areas, get in touch with Jessica Fulk, a professional real estate agent. She knows her stuff and will work hard to find you the best property for your needs and lifestyle. Whether you want to live near the new streetcar line or anywhere else in Kansas City, Jessica Fulk can help you find your way through the real estate market with no problem.