When will I be able to take my first ride on the First Hill Streetcar?

March 27, 2012

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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. The First Hill Streetcar is a partnership between the City of Seattle Department of Transportation and Sound Transit.