First Hill Streetcar First Anniversary

This week marks the one year anniversary of the First Hill Streetcar! Ridership projections are right on track with original projections. The First Hill Streetcar is currently averaging 78,000 monthly riders and 3,050 average weekday riders.

SDOT will be celebrating this first anniversary by offering free rides on the First Hill Streetcar all weekend, Friday, January 27 through Sunday, January 29! We encourage you take a free ride and explore the many shops, businesses, and restaurants in the Chinatown-International District, Pioneer Square, First Hill, Yesler Terrace and Capitol Hill neighborhoods.

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There are 10 stops on the First Hill Streetcar line connecting diverse and vibrant neighborhoods, while also serving major medical centers (Swedish and Harborview), institutions of higher learning (Seattle Central College and Seattle University) and major sporting venues (CenturyLink and Safeco Field).

This is a great chance to be a tourist in your own city, explore the museums and attractions of the Chinatown-International District, or attend the Lunar New Year celebration on January 28 and 29.

The First Hill Streetcar is part of the Center City Connector, a segment of Seattle’s streetcar system that will link the South Lake Union and First Hill Streetcar lines, creating a system that will connect over a dozen Seattle neighborhoods in Seattle’s Center City. The streetcar system is projected to carry more than 20,000 average weekday riders.