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North Loop KC Streetcar riders soon to get shelter

Posted at 11:37 AM, Apr 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-29 12:37:47-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One of the last-remaining stops along the KC Streetcar line without a shelter is in line for a brand new shelter.

The KC Streetcar Authority says riders using the stop at 7th Street and Main Street will start to see construction later this month.

Since the streetcar line opened in May 2016, usage of the stop has grown beyond what officials predicted, with more than 108,000 riders using the stop in 2018 alone.

“The ridership at both of the North Loop streetcar stops has greatly exceeded our expectations and has become an important boarding location for both nearby residents and visitors to the City Market and those attending special events at the Convention Center and Sprint Center,” Tom Gerend, executive director, KC Streetcar Authority, said Monday in a release.

The stops will remain in service during most of the construction except for a period when the shelters are being secured to the newly-constructed platform.

Construction is set for completion by mid-Summer.