First Hill Streetcar
Q: When will I be able to take my first ride on the First Hill Streetcar?
A: Construction begins this April on the First Hill Streetcar, which will travel on Broadway along the west side of our campus and provide a vital transportation link between Sound Transit's Link light rail transit centers in Pioneer Square, Chinatown International District and Capitol Hill. In just two years, the new line, depicted in this rendering at Broadway and Marion, will be ready for us to ride. Here are some key mileposts along the way:
April 2012 Start utility construction
Summer 2012 Start track construction
Early 2013 Complete utility construction
Early 2014 Complete track and roadway construction
Spring 2014 Streetcar opens for service
The SU campus will be updated on the project as it moves forward-stay tuned for periodic construction bulletins. In the meantime, if you want to learn more about the streetcar and how it will add new transportation options for faculty, staff and students, visit http://www.seattlestreetcar.org. The First Hill Streetcar is a partnership between the City of Seattle Department of Transportation and Sound Transit.