-Testing/cleanup will be starting by year's end.
-Wire poles are most complete. Locals have been pre-warned about the "live" voltage.
-The overhead wires are being hung (in stages) along the line.
-Work continues on the Trolley Barn/Shed.
-Switching tracks are almost complete.
-Some landscaping has been completed along the line. A lot more to do.
-Sidewalk remediation is under way.
-Station canopies are being installed.
-Retro acorn lighting has been installed on the DeBaliviere corridor of the line.
-Spring 2017 is the target for the inaugural trip/grand-opening.
Oh the old Broad Street trolley station/barn in Seattle. A metal shed. I like how they've kept the old destination sign to taunt us Seattleites. Not that the line was very useful. It went along the central waterfront for a mile in the shadow of the Highway 99 Viaduct, then headed inland for a half mile through Pioneer Square. These are touristy areas and have ferry and cruise ship crowds but the line was slow and infrequent, so not great as transit. Now we're leaning toward building a similar line but up the hill on First Avenue where more people are. They'll be a cool feature of the new line in St. Louis.
Sometimes I forget that opening SSP in Explorer means instant crashing because Explorer sucks.