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Ride the Streetcar!
Be the first to hop on Seattle’s modern streetcar on December 12!
Come celebrate the grand opening of Seattle’s first modern streetcar! Festivities begin at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 12, with music, refreshments, and opening remarks by Mayor Nickels. The mayor will then lead the streetcar inaugural run and “break” the ribbons, followed by the official start of passenger service. Streetcar rides will continue to be free for the rest of December, conveniently connecting downtown, the Denny Triangle, and South Lake Union.
The grand opening celebration will take place along the streetcar route. Starting from the Westlake Hub (Westlake Ave & Olive Way), passengers can pick up a fun South Lake Union Passport to explore the neighborhood and collect stamps from participating businesses.
Riders can turn in their completed passports to win fantastic prizes at the South Lake Union Discovery Center. Continue on to the Pan Pacific Station at 2200 (Westlake Ave & Denny Way) and stations along Westlake Ave for more festivities and giveaways.
During the entire weekend following grand opening day, passengers can also ride the streetcar down to the Lake Union Park station to experience a free ride on a classic sail or steamboat from the Center for Wooden Boats.
Don’t miss this momentous celebration of a Seattle milestone! To learn more about the Seattle Streetcar, visit: http://www.seattlestreetcar.org/about/
Or, to learn about the proposed city-wide streetcar network, visit: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/streetcarnetwork.htm