Seattle Streetcar's South Lake Union Line began operation
in December, 2007. Much of the 1.3-mile route travels along traffic
lanes on city streets. It connects the retail heart of downtown with
the growing South Lake Union district, passing through the Belltown and
Denny Triangle neighborhoods along the way. Proponents hope that it
will be the first of several similar routes serving different parts of the
There are seven stations in each direction.
The system's fleet consists of three cars, each painted in a different base color: red, orange and
purple. In normal operation two are in service, and one is a spare.
In this view an inbound run is crossing 7th Ave., close to the last stop, in
center city at Westlake Hub Pacific Place Station.