"The City of Seattle is building a modern streetcar network that will provide new urban mobility options, support economic growth and strengthen connections among the places where people live, work and socialize.
The First Hill Streetcar Line will be an important link in the regional transit system. It will connect the diverse and vibrant residential neighborhoods and business districts of Capitol Hill, First Hill, Yesler Terrace, Central Area, Chinatown ID and Pioneer Square, while also serving major medical centers (Harborview, Swedish, and Virginia Mason), institutions of higher learning (Seattle Central Community College and Seattle University) and major sporting event venues (CenturyLink & Safeco Field). "
The First Hill streetcar will begin at King Street Station and end at E Denny Way, by Seattle Central Community College and Cal Anderson Park. A one-way trip along the entire length of the route is expected to take 20 minutes. Riders with an ORCA card will be able to use their ORCA card on the streetcar.
Seattle University is pleased to be involved with the City of Seattle and Swedish in this worthwhile project. The two major institutions are working with the City of Seattle in designing a station along Broadway Avenue in between the Broadway Garage and the Marion/Bolyston triangle. Current plans feature an inviting plaza with street activating design features, such as cycling lanes flush with the pedestrian sidewalk and thoughtful landscaping. The stop will be located along Broadway Avenue, in front of the Broadway Garage.
Construction for the First Hill Street Car line began in 2012 and is expected to be complete by April 2014. For more information on this project, please visit the project's official site: http://www.seattlestreetcar.org/firsthill.htm