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Portland Streetcar

Portland Streetcar

Loop Extension

The Loop project is a 3.3-mile extension of the highly successful Portland Streetcar system. The Loop extends streetcar tracks, stations and service from the Pearl District in NW Portland across the existing double-leaf bascule Broadway Bridge, serving the eastern half of Portland. Elcon provided system design during the project development phase including cost estimating, preliminary study including traction power requirements and OCS design alternatives, as well as signal engineering. During the final design phase, Elcon provided the complete construction contract document including plans, specification cost estimate for the OCS, traction power, train control, and corrosion control design. Elcon provided design support during construction including submittal review, field acceptance testing and systems integrated testing support.

Owner: Portland Streetcar Inc.

Location: Portland, OR


  • Streetcar electrification
  • Traction power design, OCS design, and construction support services