THE GS TRAM SITE
SEATTLE - TACOMA
24 Sept. 2016
The system after the opening of the First Hill Streetcar on 23 Jan., the extension of the light
rail system to the University of Washington on 19 March and the extension of the Central Link light rail line to Angle Lake on 24 Sept. 2016.
MINNEAPOLIS - ST. PAUL
NORTHERN NEW JERSEY
SALT LAKE CITY
SEATTLE - TACOMA
GS Web Site Home
INSET: SEATTLE-TACOMA REGION
INSET: SEATTLE - CENTRAL AREA
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Operator: King County Metro Transit
||First Hill line
||Broadway & Denny - Central District - Occidental Mall
||South Lake Union line
||Westlake Center - Lake Union Park - Fairview & Campus Drive
LIGHT RAIL ROUTES
Operator: Sound Transit
||University of Washington - Capitol Hill - Westlake Center - King
Street (Union) Station - Stadium - Beacon Hill - Rainier Beach - Tukwila - Seattle-Tacoma (SeaTac)
International Airport - Angle Lake
||Theater District/S 9th Street - Union Station - Tacoma Dome
Operator: Seattle Monorail
||Westlake Center - Seattle Center
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM
- Seattle streetcar lines: 6.1 km.
- Tacoma Link (streetcar): 2.6 km.
- Central Link (Light rail): 32.7 km.
- Monorail: 1.9 km.
- Seattle: 1884 - ?
- Tacoma: 1888 - ?;
- Cable cars: 1887 - 1940
- Streetcars (electric):
- Seattle: 30 March 1889 - 13 Apr. 1941; 12 Dec. 2007 - today
- Tacoma: - 8 Apr. 1938
- Waterfront (tourist) streetcar: 29 May 1982 - 19 Nov. 2005
- Interurbans (electric): 1902 - 1939
- Light rail:
- Seattle: 18 July 2009 - today
- Tacoma: 22 Aug. 2003 - today
- Monorail: 24 March 1962 - today
- Light rail / Streetcar (2nd generation, since 2007) / Tourist streetcar: 1435 mm.
- Price, J.H. "Museum News [Seattle]", Modern Tramway & Light Rail Transit, Jan. 1982 (45:529), p.30-31.
- Simons, V. "Seattle: Cutting edge LRT solutions", Tramways & Urban Transit, Jan. 2016 (79:937), p.9-13.
- Taplin, M.R. "Miraculous in Seattle", Tramways & Urban Transit, Oct. 2009 (72:862), p.380-381.
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