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Seattle — First Hill Opening Delayed Indefinitely

September 2015

A long string of problems with completion of the Inekon modern streetcars being built for the First Hill line have resulted in an indefinite delay in opening the new line the Seattle Transit Blog reported. In fact startup may slip into 2016, two years after the intially planned 2014 launch of service.

Problems have included long delays on the part of component suppliers, failed fire tests, software bugs, propulsion system problems, and water damage, among others. The firm so-far faces up to $800,000 in penalties for late delivery.

 

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