Will Kansas City Toy Train Streetcar Break Down Again During Super Bowl Parade?!?

Last summer Kansas City's "toy train" broke down for two weeks during Summer. Every Winter there are multiple days when this controversial mode of transit simply doesn't work.

Accordingly our www.TonysKansasCity.com blog community notices . . . 

Toy Train leaders are posting hopeful advice but we warn locals not to take it too seriously.


Of course . . . In fairness, here is a more optimistic take with info about service . . .


KANSAS CITY (February 12, 2024) – The KC Streetcar will be operating, but in an adjusted capacity, in order to accommodate the Chiefs Victory Parade on Wednesday, February 14.

Kansas City will host the Chiefs Victory Parade for the Super Bowl Champions, the Kansas City Chiefs, on Wednesday, February 14 at 11:00 a.m.. The parade will be followed by a victory rally at Union Station. During this time, Main Street will be closed between 20th Street and Pershing Road. Passengers, pedestrians, and automobile traffic will not be able to access Main Street south of 20th Street during this time.

The Union Station streetcar stop will close to passengers at the end of regular service Tuesday, February 13.  On Wednesday, February 14, KC Streetcar passenger service will be available at all streetcar stops except Union Station. Starting Wednesday morning, riders and parade goers must exit the KC Streetcar at the Crossroads southbound stop.  Northbound travelers may board the KC Streetcar at the Crossroads northbound stop. In the event that the Chiefs Victory Parade is held on Thursday, February 15 due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, these same streetcar operational plans will be in effect.

KC Streetcar service will start at its regularly scheduled time of 6:00 a.m. and will operate with 10-12 minute frequencies until approximately 10:30 a.m.  At that time, streetcar service will be temporarily suspended until the end of the Chiefs Victory Parade and Rally at Union Station.  Streetcar service will resume once the tracks are clear between 20th Street and Pershing Road.  Notice of the resumption of service will be posted on the KC Streetcar website, social media channels, and communicated through our RideKC Notify text alert service. Sign up for notification of resumption of streetcar service by texting “streetcar” to 816.685.8541.

“The KC Streetcar congratulates the Kansas City Chiefs on their 4th World Championship since 1969. We look forward to moving thousands of cheering Chiefs fans and helping make Wednesday’s parade and celebration as successful as it possibly can be,"said Tom Gerend, executive director, KC Streetcar Authority.

For information about the Chiefs Kingdom Champions Parade, visit www.chiefsparade.com. You can also follow the KC Sports Commission (@SportsKC) on X and Facebook.


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