Streetcar work begins in Bricktown

Thursday, January 19, 2017

by Steve Lackmeyer

The Oklahoman

Barricades are going up along Sheridan Avenue in Bricktown as rail installation begins for the downtown streetcar system that eventually will run 6.9 miles, covering the span of downtown and its surrounding districts and historic neighborhoods.

When completed in late 2018, Oklahoma City will have two streetcar routes. The 2.3-mile Bricktown loop will provide an option for frequent service between Bricktown, Myriad Gardens, Chesapeake Energy Arena and the future MAPS 3 convention center.

The 4.6-mile main line will serve the central business district, Midtown, Bricktown and Automobile Alley. By doubling up on some parts of the route, the main line and Bricktown loop will create 6.9 miles of what consultants call "service track."

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