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Cincinnati streetcar work keeps moving along

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Work on the Cincinnati streetcar is moving along. In fact, it’s almost done.

The major construction for the streetcar project should be finished by the end of October. That’s the word from project managers, who gave City Council an update Tuesday.

Workers are installing the last piece of track at the intersection of Second and Main.

There’s one remaining overhead wire to be completed, along with the last four of 18 station stops.

Project managers also shared photos of the first streetcar being tested in New York. It’s scheduled to be delivered on Oct. 30.

All five streetcars were supposed to here by the end of the year. That’s been pushed back to February 2016.

“In the end if it doesn’t affect the September 2016 opening date, it’s kind of a non-issue,” said Cincinnati City Councilman Chris Seelbach.

On Tuesday, the city sent a letter to the streetcar manufacturer, informing them the delivery delay will cost them. The city will withhold a $1,000 each late day for the first car and $500 each day for the other cars. That $43,000 in late fees for the first car alone. 

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