Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Old And Busted Kansas City Pipes Cause Toy Train Streetcar Trouble Tonight

They're up & running for the latest night after broken Kansas City infrastructure turned away riders this evening. Take a look:

KC Streetcar 🚊 on Twitter

RIDER ALERT: #kcstreetcar service temp delayed due to Water Main break near 7th&Walnut & flowing towards the tracks. Will resume once clear

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

The wonders of fixed rail "transit!" Toot toot. Hoot. Glub glub glub. Clunk.

Anonymous said...

But, but... the City spent months and buckets of money tearing up the streets and replacing pipes, just so this sort of thing couldn't happen!

When the streetcar was first proposed, it was obvious that the City's long-ignored infrastructure would not allow anything that was dependent on a fixed route (tracks for instance,) to operate without interruption.

Time, treasure and political assurances were poured forth to "solve" that matter, yet the first hard freeze puts the "Toy Train" out of action!

Doesn't bode well for the "Plastic Shoebox" we're going to get at KCI, does it?

Anonymous said...


Where's that GO BOND MONEY?

Hyperblogal said...

Meanwhile, the bus just went around the block.

Anonymous said...

Very nice, see you guys at the streetcar expansion groundbreaking, along with the single airport terminal groundbreaking, and the new convention hotel groundbreaking....

Anonymous said...

The streetcar is such amazing 18th century technology.