STREETCAR SERVICE SUSPENDED UNTIL AT LEAST MONDAY, JAN. 22 DUE TO MECHANICAL ISSUES
Metro buses will operate streetcar route until streetcars are back in service.
Cincinnati Bell Connector service will be suspended until at least Monday, Jan. 22 to allow work on correcting numerous issues related to manufacturing and design defects.
Recently, streetcar service has been interrupted repeatedly due to equipment failures.
Most of the issues are related to the air compressors, which are required for the safe operation of the vehicles. The air compressors operate the sanders, which are essential in decelerating the vehicle in slick conditions.
No vehicle will be put in service if there are any safety-related issues.
“We are working with the City of Cincinnati, CAF and Transdev to resolve problems and restore service as quickly as possible,” said Paul Grether, Director of Rail Services for Metro. “Suspending service will allow the team to work intensively on the identified issues with the goal of providing service that is reliable and safe.”
Information about Metro buses temporarily operating the streetcar route:
- Buses will show streetcar destination sign and will stop at specially marked stops near streetcar stations
- Buses will operate on the streetcar schedule
- Streetcar tickets should be purchased at the ticket vending machines or on the Cincy EZRide app ($1 for 2-hours or $2 for day passes)
- Streetcar tickets will be honored on the Metro buses that serve the streetcar route
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