First Hill Streetcar Open Houses

Seattle streetcar at Pacific Place Station

Photo by flickr user sillygwailo


SDOT is holding two open houses for the First Hill Streetcar project that begins construction in April:

Tuesday, February 28
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Union Station – Ruth Fisher Boardroom
401 South Jackson Street
Seattle, WA 98104

Getting There:
The main entrance is on Jackson Street between Fourth and Fifth avenues. The location is transit accessible. On- and off-street parking is available nearby.

Wednesday, March 7
4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Silver Cloud Hotel
The Broadway Room
1100 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122

Getting There:
The main entrance is on Broadway between E Madison Street and E Union Street. The location is transit accessible. On- and off-street parking is available nearby. Limited free parking at Silver Cloud Hotel.

Questions?
Seattle.streetcar@seattle.gov or (206) 257-2121




Comments

  1. Is that a photo from the Red Line?

    • Andrew Smith says:

      Yes, explain that to people. Take the red line, no, not the trains that are red, the that’s the orange line.

      • Matt the Engineer says:

        And not that orange bus – that’s the red Rapid Ride line. You want the train that’s wrapped in plumbing advertisements, but make sure it has a little red square in the window, not a little blue square.

      • You could call the SLUT the Rainbow line. It would just need a few more cars.

      • The answer is really simple, given only two light rail lines: Light Rail and Dark Rail. The Dark Rail heads over to the Dark Side (the eastside).

        Or just sell naming rights, and change the names of the lines when the corporate masters change, e.g. the Neuro Line and the Century Link line. Naming rights would come with control of the car wraps, so we’d need a clause that colors can’t get too wild.

        (Geez, is the naming policy really the record for comments on a post?)

      • Brent some of the threads on the #2 service changes have over 300 comments, although most of those were made by two commenters.

  2. Tim Whittome says:

    Is April the final groundbreaking date for this project – the incessant delays have been pissing me off for months now. I regularly write questions to SDOT Blog and whilst they get answered, I don’t really understand why we can’t start building somewhere on the line and not have to wait until the City Council decides whether or not it wants to extend the line into Pioneer Square. Hopefully they do, but why that means we can’t start somewhere else until they do is beyond me. A quite frustrating project!!

    • The frustration won’t end even when the ribbon is cut. Why we’re building a streetcar that will be stuck behind SOVs is beyond me.

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