MILWAUKEE COUNTY TRANSIT SYSTEM

OPERATING STATIONS/GARAGES/CAR HOUSES

Present and past.

MCTS OPERATING STATIONS

Milwaukee County Transit System presently uses three bus operating stations, all former streetcar facilities, and one new main shop facility:

FIEBRANTZ
1900 W. Fiebrantz Ave.
Opened in 1929
First trolleybuses 1940
Bus garage added 1942
Last streetcars 1948
Expanded 1968 when Oakland Station closed

FOND DU LAC
3343 W. Fond Du Lac Ave.
Opened in 1915
First trolleybuses 1936
Bus garage added 1942
Last streetcars 1954
Completely rebuilt 1981-1983

KINNICKINNIC
1710 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
Originally opened in 1875
Burned, replaced in 1892
Bus garage added 1922
First trolleybuses 1937
Last streetcars 1958
Completely rebuilt 1979-1982

HEADQUARTERS/FLEET MAINTENANCE BUILDING
Heavy overhaul
1942 N. 17th St.
Opened in 1988, replacing Cold Spring Shops


FORMER CAR HOUSES/BUS GARAGES

NATIONAL
National Ave. and 27th St.
Opened in 1892
Last streetcars 1956
Closed September 22, 1956

OAKLAND
Oakland Ave. and Edgewood Ave.
Opened in 1917
First buses 1933
First trolleybuses 1936
Last streetcars 1953
Closed September 1, 1968

WEST ALLIS
84th St. and Lapham St.
Opened in 1902
First buses 1931
Last streetcars 1955
Closed April 17, 1960

BROADWAY GARAGE
Located in downtown Milwaukee
Originally housed interurban buses and utility service vehicles
Closed in 1927, replaced by 35th/Wells Garage

35TH/WELLS GARAGE
35th St. and Wells St.
Opened in 1921 as ice skating rink
Opened as bus garage in 1927
Closed September 1, 1957

COLD SPRING SHOPS
Heavy overhaul
Cold Spring Ave. and 40th St.
Opened in 1911
Closed in 1988


EARLY CAR HOUSES

FARWELL
Farwell Ave. and North Ave.
Opened in 1887, replacing earlier car house at Farwell Ave. and Brady St.
Closed 1917, replaced by Oakland Station.

12TH STREET
Lee St. and 12th St.
Opened in 1800's
Closed 1915, replaced by Fond Du Lac Station.

27TH STREET
27th St. and Juneau St.
Opened in 1800's
Closed 1915, replaced by Fond Du Lac Station.

Additional earlier car houses were both located on Wells St., at 12th St., and at 22nd St.


OPERATING STATION ASSIGNMENTS

Buses and routes assigned to each station, during various recent years.

OPERATING STATION PHOTOS

Photos of MCTS operating stations and other transit facilities in Milwaukee.


TRANSIT FACILITY LOCATIONS

Links to locations of past and present transit facilities, using Google Maps. Satellite views are also available.