The Seattle Streetcar currently connects downtown’s Westlake Hub with the booming employment centers in South Lake Union and Denny Triangle. The streetcar runs 1.3-miles each way, with a travel time of 10 minutes from Westlake to South Lake Union. The fare is $2.50, with Metro transfers and ORCA cards accepted as proof of payment.
In 2014, the system will expand significantly with the opening of the First Hill Streetcar, a 2.5 mile line connecting Pioneer Square, the International District, Little Saigon, the Central District, Yesler Terrace, First Hill, Pike/Pine, and Capitol Hill. An extension to north Broadway is currently being designed.
In the coming years Seattle is also studying further extensions, including a connection between the South Lake Union and First Hill lines through downtown. Stay tuned!