Folding the StreetCard activates a special radio transmitter in it.

Your unique StreetCard ID is relayed to the police dispatch center.

The map on the left dates from the 1920s and shows the streetcard lines in San Jose at that time.

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  • TAG : 100+ eateries and 30+ bars and clubs are near the streetcar route
  • After more than 50 years, DC Streetcar is back to provide District residents and visitors another transportation option designed to connect our District neighborhoods. Checkout our for quick answers and stay informed with such as videos, studies and future plans.

    Welcome Aboard DC Streetcar. Riding DC Streetcar is easy and convenient. Fare is free for a limited time. There are a number of tools to help you navigate your trip.

  • The existing H/Benning Line is just the first segment of the DC Streetcar system. Mayor Muriel Bowser has committed to expanding the H/Benning line east (Benning Extension) and west (Union Station to Georgetown). These pages contain planning and public involvement information for both those lines, including other lines that have been studied.

    Book your van online, or over the phone, then pick it up and open it with your Streetcard. Use it, park it and walk away. Just like it was your own, but without the extra costs.

    The City of Seattle is building a modern streetcar system that will provide new urban mobility options, support economic growth and strengthen connections among the places where people live, work and socialize. The initial segment, the South Lake Union line, opened for service in 2007.

    From the fast-growing South Lake Union neighborhood to Seattle's vibrant downtown core, the Streetcar will get you where you want to go. Seven stops along the 1.3 mile line lead to great culinary experiences, unforgettable entertainment options, and retail offerings as well as Lake Union's 12-acre waterfront park.

    The South Lake Union line of the Seattle Streetcar conveniently connects to Seattle's other public transit systems. Link Light Rail and the Monorail are just across the street from the South Lake Union southern terminus station at Westlake and Olive.

    You can transfer to buses at several points along the route. Bus service makes convenient, useful connections at selected streetcar stops including Route 8 (Seattle Center, Capitol Hill, Central District).

    There are also opportunities to connect to the local bike network along the line, including Pronto Cycle Share stations.


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    Stops @

    Fairview & Campus Drive (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center)

    Lake Union Park (Lake Union)

    Westlake & Mercer (Southbound train, South Lake Union)

    Westlake & Thomas (Southbound train, South Lake Union)

    Terry & Mercer (Northbound train, South Lake Union)

    Terry & Thomas (Northbound train, South Lake Union)

    Westlake & 9th-Denny (Denny Triangle)

    Westlake & 7th (Denny Triangle)
    Westlake Hub (McGraw Square)

  • Safety is DC Streetcar’s number one priority. Whether you are driving, walking or cycling, DDOT wants to ensure that your interaction with DC Streetcar is a safe and positive experience.

Indulge & explore the 150+ shops on the streetcar corridor

And you’ll be able to actually ride this unique streetcar on Muni Heritage Weekend, September 24-25, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Come to our to get your seat!