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CENTER CITY CONNECTOR

Connect neighborhoods and everything in between

The Center City Connector is a proposed modern streetcar line that will link over a dozen Seattle neighborhoods, running through downtown and connecting the South Lake Union and First Hill Streetcar lines. By linking existing streetcar investments, the Connector will provide a streetcar system that is highly legible, easy-to-use for a variety of trip purposes, and that serves major visitor destinations, employment centers, and areas where the city is experiencing significant growth. The system is projected to carry up to 30,000 average weekday riders.

The Center City Connector will serve the City of Seattle’s three intermodal hub areas including Westlake Intermodal Hub, Colman Dock Intermodal Hub, and King Street Intermodal Hub. The Connector will provide convenient transfers to the 3rd Avenue Transit Spine at both ends of Downtown, to Link Light Rail via multiple Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel (DSTT) station entries, and to Sounder Commuter Rail at King Street Station.

The Seattle City Council approved the Locally Preferred Alternative for the Center City Connector via Resolution 31526.

The Federal Transit Administration has approved the City of Seattle’s request for entry into project development.

For more information, see the Center City Connector Transit Study Executive Summary or the Report (Volume I & Appendix A). For a more in-depth overview of the study, its technical evaluation, and the community outreach process, please access the Center City Connector Transit Study Detailed Evaluation Report (Volume II) and its appendices.

Next steps for the Center City Connector streetcar project include environmental review, additional community outreach and input on preliminary and final design. 


     

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