Historic Trolley Projects

Delmar Loop Trolley, St. Louis, MO

Stone Consulting was selected as Design Project Manager for the Delmar Loop Trolley, a 2.2 mile route that runs between Forest Park and University City, in the Delmar Loop. Last served by streetcars in 1966, the tracks were paved over and overhead wire removed.

This new project was conceived to re-vitalize the Delmar Loop Area. New track and station stops were designed and built, an old car dealership was converted into the Trolley maintenance facility and offices and overhead wire was installed. As part of the project Delmar Ave from University City to DeBaliviere Ave. was repaved and DeBaliviere from Delmar to Forest Park was reconstructed and newly paved.

Two heritage type streetcars were purchased from Portland and three from Seattle. The cars are being refurbished by Gomaco Trolley Company and two have recently arrived in St. Louis and are currently undergoing testing.

Stone Consulting was responsible for management of the design process as well as the design of the track and overhead wire system. CH2MHILL and URS were responsible for local liaison, street and handicap access design, station stops and bridge reconstruction. As part of this project, a major 5 way intersection in University City was reconfigured into a traffic circle.

Refurbished Portland Council Crest Car being tested on new track.
Refurbished Melbourne Car from Seattle emerging from Trolley Barn.
Car being tested at night.

Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART), Tampa FL

This project expanded the existing TECO Streetcar system into the Tampa downtown. The project was bid as a design/build project and our firm teamed with Kimmins Construction of Tampa, Florida to submit the winning bid. That bid was almost half of the second bid received by HART.

Our firm was responsible for providing topographic surveys, geotechnical studies, traffic planning, traffic signal design, corrosion control, utility relocation design, station design, track design and overhead contact system design.

A design charrette was held for the station design and we provided input to HART on track design issues and recommended changes from the furnished 10% design drawings.

Utility permitting included potable water, sanitary sewer, storm sewer and coordination with overhead electric, underground electric, fiber optics and natural gas.

The entire project from bid to opening was completed in 19 months.

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