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Newest Streetcar Arrives in Kansas City

Good news, folks! Kansas City Streetcar Authority just got the first of eight new streetcars. This is a big step in the project to make the streetcar line 3.5 miles longer, going from Union Station to the University of Missouri-Kansas City campus. They’re planning to have it up and running by early 2025.

Details of the Streetcar Extension Project

By November, they already put down two-thirds of the tracks needed for the extension. The new streetcars are made by CAF USA Inc. and will be sent to Kansas City about every four weeks. The latest streetcar, #807, comes after the first six streetcars, numbered 801 to 806. Each streetcar is 77 feet long, weighs 78,000 pounds, can go both ways on the track, and can fit up to 150 passengers at once.

Future Expansion Plans for the Streetcar Line

They’re also thinking about making the streetcar line 0.7 miles longer from the River Market area to Berkley Riverfront. They want to start this project this year and finish it by the end of 2025 or the beginning of 2026. The cost of the southern extension is about $351 million, and the extra part to Berkley Riverfront will cost around $61.1 million.

Buying a Home Near the Extended Streetcar Line

If you’re thinking about buying a home near the longer streetcar line, check out neighborhoods like Sunset Hill, Rockhill, Volker, and the Country Club District. These areas have great schools, fun stuff to do, and a friendly vibe for families and professionals.

To find the perfect home in these neighborhoods, get in touch with Jessica Fulk, a professional real estate agent. She knows her stuff and will work hard to help you find the best property for your needs and lifestyle. Whether you want a home near the new streetcar line or anywhere else in Kansas City, Jessica Fulk can make finding a home easy-peasy.