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Prior to opening on May 6, 2016, the KC Streetcar system went through months of systems and vehicle testing.
For the first time ever, two KC Streetcars were tested at the same time in late December 2015. Both streetcars were loaded with 17,000 pounds of weight and performed simultaneous starts at the same electrical system. Both streetcars did travel at top posted speeds.
Stand Alone Testing:
Underway & To Be Completed by Late October
Integrated Testing: Vehicle #1- November
(Yard, Shop, and Mainline)
Integrated Testing: Vehicle #2
Integrated Testing: Vehicle #3
Simulation of Service (Pre-Revenue Operations)