Community Celebration of New First Hill Streetcar, Lunar New Year as Promotional Service Draws to a Close
SDOT is partnering with Chinatown-International District community organizations to present a celebration of the new First Hill Streetcar service on Saturday, February 13, 9:30-11AM at 8th Avenue S and S King Street. Join us for a photo opportunity with the striking Chinatown-Japantown-Little Saigon streetcar and a Lion Dance at 10:30 AM, then stay on for the Lunar New Year Festival at Hing Hay Park.
The ride-free promotional service period continues through February 15 (President’s Day). Beginning February 16, use your ORCA card or buy a ticket at any streetcar station to pay your fare. But more free rides are coming this spring and summer as we partner with community organizations to provide easy access to festivals—Pioneer Square First Thursday, Capitol Hill Art Walk, Dragon Fest, Pioneer Square Fire Festival, Capitol Hill Block Party, and more!
The First Hill Streetcar connects riders to the diverse and vibrant neighborhoods of Capitol Hill, First Hill, the Central District, Little Saigon, Chinatown, Japantown, and Pioneer Square. SDOT and its partners, Sound Transit and King County Metro, are excited to provide riders with an easy link to other modes of travel, including Metro buses, Link light rail, Pronto bike sharing, Washington State Ferries, Sounder, and Amtrak.