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Wilmington - February 2001

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Wilmington, DE — Trolley Design

Rail Transit Online, February 2001

Parsons Brinckerhoff has been awarded a contract for preliminary engineering and pre-engineering service for a proposed two-mile electric trolley line serving downtown Wilmington. 

The replica vintage streetcars would serve commercial, retail and tourist destinations along Market Street in the northern part of the rundown central business district starting at Rodney Square (see RTOL, Nov. 2000).  The line would pass the Amtrak station and terminate at the redeveloped Christina riverfront area.  City officials believe the trolley line, which they hope to have running by 2004, will help stimulate economic development.  So far, 23 potential station locations have been identified but that number will be reduced during preliminary engineering.  The federal government has appropriated $6 million for the project over the past two years.


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