KC Streetcar commences installation of Main Street Extension streetcar shelters

KC Streetcar commences installation of Main Street Extension streetcar shelters Image credit: KC Streetcar

KC Streetcar Constructors have commenced installation of station shelters for the KC Streetcar Main Street Extension. The shelters are fabricated by Decamil and installed by Kansas City-based Infinity Sign Systems.

The new Union Station Northbound Streetcar Stop at Pershing Road & Main Street was the first of eight platforms to receive a shelter. The remaining standard-sized shelters will be installed in July and the larger extended center platform shelters, which are the Plaza Transit Center and UMKC stops, will be installed later this summer.

The Main Street Extension streetcar shelters will feature the standard blue frames, acrylic canopy panels, upgraded lighting, and hardware, closely resembling the design of the downtown streetcar stops.  Station stop markers, which include the Real Time Arrival (RTA) signs, will be installed later this summer. Additional items such as the shelter glass, windscreens, benches, trash cans, and RTA message boards will be installed later this year, near the end of project construction. 

The standard shelters are 8 feet tall and 15 feet wide and each shelter frame and roof weighs 3,500 pounds. They are made with steel and aluminum and feature edge-lit glass panels, acrylic roof, and a wood bench. 

The Main Street Extension is currently under construction and is due to be completed in 2025. As part of the project, the existing Singleton Yard Maintenance Facility will receive an extensive update and renovation.

Source: KC Streetcar