Brookville Equipment Corporation (BROOKVILLE) delivered the first of three new Liberty® NXT Streetcars to Portland Streetcar, expanding the Portland Streetcar fleet and allow for more frequent and reliable service.
The 66-foot-long vehicles are part of a $13.6 million contract for the design and build of the three streetcars for the Portland Streetcar transit system as part of a joint procurement with Sound Transit.
The Portland Streetcars will include an eight-foot-wide car body with seating for up to 26 passengers, including four accessibility seats for passengers with bikes, wheelchairs and the ability to comfortably transport more than 100 passengers. The new fleet will be ADA compliant with deployable bridge plates for easy boarding and nearly 70 percent low-floor available standing area.
“The City of Portland started the modern streetcar renaissance in the U.S. starting back in 2001, demonstrating the explosion of economic development that takes place around streetcar systems and has now become a true vital mode of transit in Portland,” said BROOKVILLE Executive Vice President Joel McNeil. “We are thrilled to now have the Liberty NXT Streetcar part of their system.” ‘
BROOKVILLE will be delivering the remining two vehicles in the coming months.