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.

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

First Hill Streetcar
Construction is underway

Construction began in April on the First Hill Streetcar which, when completed, will be an important link in the regional transit system.  Its 2.5 mile route will connect the diverse and vibrant neighborhoods of Capitol Hill, First Hill, Central Area, Yesler Terrace, the Chinatown International District, and Pioneer Square, as well as serve employment centers, medical centers (Harborview, Swedish, and Virginia Mason), institutions of higher learning (Seattle University and Seattle Central Community College), and major sporting event locations (Century Link and Safeco Fields). 

The streetcar will operate with ten stations along S Jackson Street, 14th Avenue S, Yesler Way, and Broadway, between Occidental in Pioneer Square and Denny on Capitol Hill.  Once construction is complete and service begins in the late summer or early fall 2014, the system will be operated by King County Metro, Monday through Saturday from 5 a.m. until 1 a.m.  On Sundays and holidays it will run from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.  (The fare will be the same as that for Metro buses.  ORCA cards and transfers will be accepted.)

The City of Seattle is developing the First Hill Streetcar in a partnership with Sound Transit with funding of $134 million provided through the 2008 voter approved Sound Transit 2 (ST2) transit expansion plan. 

This website contains weekly progress reports on construction activities including information about road closures, detours, nighttime work, bus stop closures, or other such information.   

To subscribe to a weekly construction update, email a request to







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.

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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