Seattle Streetcar
South Lake Union Line
First Hill Line
Broadway Extention
Center City Connector
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Quick Information


Welcome to the Seattle Streetcar!  Your link to information about the modern streetcar line connecting downtown Seattle to South Lake Union, project updates for the next Streetcar line to First Hill, and plans for expansion of the streetcar network.

First Hill Streetcar
Update on First Hill Streetcar

Construction of the First Hill Streetcar project is complete. Preparations are now underway to begin service along the route. A fleet of six streetcars will support this service, with three to five streetcars in operation on any given day. The streetcars are supplied by Inekon, a Czech company that built the streetcars that have operated on the South Lake Union Line since 2007. Three of the cars are being assembled in the Czech Republic and three are being assembled by a local labor force at Seattle’s First Hill Streetcar Operations and Maintenance Facility.

Delivery of the vehicles is behind schedule, but several vehicles are now nearing completion, with initial deliveries expected in December and the entire fleet expected to be ready for operation in early 2015. Once we have thoroughly tested the system with these new streetcars, we will hold a grand opening event. Be on the lookout for more information in the coming months!

For a complete overview of the First Hill Streetcar project status, streetcar and delivery timelines please see the First Hill Streetcar Testing and Startup Overview.

South Lake Union Streetcar
South Lake Union Line Welcomes ORCA Fare Transaction Technology

Do you use an ORCA card to ride transit in the Puget Sound region?  The South Lake Union Streetcar now provides ORCA fare transaction processors at most station platforms.  Look for the yellow posts.  If you are transferring to or from a bus or Link Light Rail, the ORCA system will calculate your transfer.  For more information, click here.  Thanks for riding!

Broadway Streetcar Extension
Concept Design & Terminus Options
For the Broadway Streetcar Extension

The City of Seattle has secured funding to plan and design the First Hill Streetcar Line’s Broadway Extension. This project would extend the line into Broadway’s retail core.

See the Broadway Extension page to view preliminary concepts of the extended route and terminus options and provide comments.

FHS Bicycle Presentation: Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board August 3, 2011



arrival times
Next Bus tells you when the next streetcar will arrive!

Adult Fare: $2.50
Reduced Fare: $.75
Youth (ages 6-17): $1.25
Children 5 and under ride free!

ORCA cards & Metro transfers are accepted as proof of payment on the Seattle Streetcar.  Please tap your ORCA card at the yellow ORCA card reader before boarding.   For more information click here.

SLU runs at 10-minute headways during the weekday 4 pm to 6:30 pm peak period and at 15-minute intervals at all other times
Monday - Thursday
    6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday
    6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Sunday & Holidays
    10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


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