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New Streetcar in Kansas City: What’s Happening?

Kansas City Streetcar Authority got their first new streetcar out of eight. This is big news for the project to make the line 3.5 miles longer going south. The new part will connect Union Station and the University of Missouri-Kansas City campus. They say it’ll be ready by early 2025.

How’s the Streetcar Line Extension Going?

By November, they had put down two-thirds of the tracks needed for this longer line. CAF USA Inc., the company making the streetcars, will send the rest of the streetcars to Kansas City about every four weeks. The new streetcar, called #807, came after the first six, numbered 801 to 806.

Streetcar #807 was shown off for the first time on Friday afternoon. It came from Elmira, New York. Each of these streetcars can go both ways on the track, are 77 feet long, weigh 78,000 pounds, and can fit up to 150 passengers at once.

What Else is Planned for the Streetcar Line?

There’s another plan to make 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 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.

Find a Great Home Near the Longer Streetcar Line

Thinking about buying a home near the longer streetcar line? Check out neighborhoods like Sunset Hill, Rockhill, Volker, and the Country Club District. These places have great schools, fun stuff to do, and a friendly vibe for families and professionals.

For help finding the perfect home in these neighborhoods, get in touch with Jessica Fulk, a professional real estate agent. Jessica knows her stuff and will work hard to find the best property for you and your lifestyle. Whether you want to buy a home near the new streetcar line or anywhere else in Kansas City, Jessica Fulk can help you figure out the real estate market with no problem.