A streetcar on the First Hill Line

First Hill Line

The First Hill line of the Seattle Streetcar connects the diverse and vibrant residential neighborhoods and business districts of Capitol Hill, First Hill, Yesler Terrace, Central Area, Chinatown-International District, and Pioneer Square. It also serves major medical centers, local colleges and universities, and athletic event venues.

 

Overview

Open since 2016, the line consists of 10 stops and stretches 2.5 miles. The First Hill Streetcar is an important link in the regional transit system, connecting to Link light rail at the Capitol Hill and International District stations, the Sounder Commuter Rail and Amtrak intercity rail at the King Street Station, and Metro Transit buses at several points.

Innovative features of this Streetcar line include an Operations and Maintenance Facility, which incorporates sustainable features and is certified as LEED Gold, as well as modern streetcars with On-Board Energy Storage Systems that allow for off-wire operation and energy efficiency.

Stops

  • Broadway & Denny (Capitol Hill)
  • Broadway & Pike-Pine (Capitol Hill)
  • Broadway & Marion (First Hill)
  • Broadway & Terrace (First Hill)
  • Yesler & Broadway (Yesler Terrace)
  • 14th & Washington (Central District)
  • 12th & Jackson (Little Saigon)
  • 7th & Jackson (Chinatown)
  • 5th & Jackson (Japantown)
  • Occidental Mall (Pioneer Square)

 

 

Hours of Operation

Mondays – Saturdays

5 a.m. – 1 a.m.

Sundays and Holidays

10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

 

*First Hill Streetcar operates on a holiday schedule on New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Frequency

Mondays – Fridays

5 a.m. – 6 a.m. 18 – 25 minutes
6 a.m. – 9 a.m. 10 minutes
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 12 minutes
4 p.m. – 7 p.m. 10 minutes
7 p.m. – 11 p.m. 18 minutes
11 p.m. – 1 a.m. 18 – 25 minutes

Saturdays

5 a.m. – 11 p.m. 12 minutes
11 p.m. – 1 a.m. 18 – 25 minutes

Sundays and Holidays

15 – 18 minutes