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First streetcar vehicle arrives in Cincinnati Friday

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The first Cincinnati streetcar vehicle will arrive in town Friday.

The vehicle will be delivered by a flatbed truck to the Maintenance and Operations Facility at the corner of Race and Henry streets in Over-The-Rhine around 5 p.m., according to city spokesman Rocky Merz.

City officials say the unloading of the streetcar onto the tracks is expected to take about 90 minutes, and then about 30 more minutes for it to be towed inside the facility.

Once the streetcar is “unpacked” in Cincinnati, it will undergo a series of tests, according to Merz.

In order for the delivery to happen, Race Street will be closed from Findlay to McMicken, and Henry Street, starting at 4 p.m. until 7 p.m..

The Cincinnati Streetcar is a rail-transit system is intended to connect key communities in and around the center city. The 3.6-mile loop will connect the Banks, Downtown and Over The Rhine.

The first ride is expected to take place in September 2016.

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