Enough. Let’s start building. The Seattle Department of Transportation has announced the groundbreaking ceremony for the $134 million First Hill streetcar route will be next Monday at the intersection of Marion, Boylston and Broadway. Below is what the area looks like today — and what the Marion station will look like when the line is completed and ready for service in 2014:
Meanwhile, enthusiasm continues to run high for a north extension to continue the streetcar line past its currently planned terminus at Denny Way all the way to Aloha. City Council member Richard Conlin told CHS planners would be a meeting this week to discuss federal funding opportunities for the $30 million extension.
When service begins in 2014, it will mark the return of streetcars to Capitol Hill after a 70-some-year absence.
More on the First Hill Streetcar
- First Hill Streetcar overview from SDOT open house
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- $30 million north Broadway streetcar extension still in play
- Who will ride the First Hill streetcar? Broadway people
- Paid for and routed, First Hill streetcar gets final design touches before construction
- Streetcar update: Broadway Bikeway will help Capitol Hill ‘reclaim the street’
- Construction schedule — click for details: