All METRO stations are at ground level.
They are of relatively simple design, but each has some public art. This view is along Central Ave., the
route, at Washington/Central. The rails have just curved from
running along Washington St., and are on the left side of
Central at this point. There are eight
stations ahead along Central before the line turns west again,
before yet another and final turn to the north.
Planning is currently underway that will take the route
about five miles further from the current terminal at Montebello/19th Ave.
Other expansion projects for METRO are anticipated.
Temperatures, of course, in Phoenix are seasonally hot -- it was
about one hundred degrees at the time of this late-September photo.
There is shading provided at the stations. And the light rail
vehicles, manufactured by Japan's Kinkisharyo International, have
added tinting to the windows to help keep the cars protected from