• Seattle South Lake Union Streetcar Proposal

  • General discussion of passenger rail proposals and systems not otherwise covered in the specific forums in this category, including high speed rail.
General discussion of passenger rail proposals and systems not otherwise covered in the specific forums in this category, including high speed rail.

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  by railfanofewu
 
The Seattle City Council will undertake a 3 month review of the proposed South Lake Union Streetcar line, which will be modeled on the Portland Streetcar. I hope it survives the review.

Seattle Post-Intelligencer article
  by Pensyfan19
 
Any word on the expansion of this system? Specifically with the Central City Connector connecting the two existing lines?
  by RRspatch
 
There is currently a plan to connect the two separate streetcar systems (South Lake Union Streetcar and First Hill Line) together. This plan is called the Center City Connector.
https://www.seattle.gov/transportation/ ... -connector

The Wikipedia article below shows the project on hold but I seem to remember reading in the Seattle Transit Blog that it was back on track.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Lak ... _Streetcar

Speaking of the Seattle Transit Blog -
https://seattletransitblog.com/

I should note that reports I've read indicate that the South Lake Union Streetcar is currently shut down due to the Covid-19 pandemic.