Streetcars Around the World
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) has started construction of a new streetcar line on H Street and Benning Road, NE that is expected to start revenue-service in the summer of 2013. Planning is also underway for additional lines across the city. Watch a video overview of the D.C. Streetcar project.
Portland Streetcar began operations July 20, 2001 as the first modern streetcar system in the country. Watch a video of the Portland Streetcar in action.
From the South Lake Union neighborhood to Seattle’s downtown core, the Streetcar’s 11 stops along the 2.6 mile line get people where they want to go.
The city’s diverse transit system operates Historic streetcars, modern light rail vehicles, electric trolley coaches, and much more. The Market Street Railway also operates in San Francisco.
Electric streetcars in Tampa support continued growth in downtown, Channelside and Ybor City — improving capacity, supporting the cruise industry and transporting workers to and from jobs.
The Tide, Virginia’s first light rail, debuted in Norfolk on August 19, 2011. It extends 7.4 miles with 11 stations in the Hampton Roads area.
The Amsterdam tramway network opened in 1875. With 16 lines, the network comprises a total of 213 km (132 miles) of track and a fleet of 237 trams. Watch a video of Amsterdam’s GVB tram network in action.
The Berlin tram network is one of the oldest networks in the world having its origins in 1865. It is also notable for being one of the largest tram systems. There are 22 tram lines that operate with 382 stops, with nine of the lines are operating 24 hours per day.
In 2007, the system carried 28.4 million passengers and is 38.2 km (23.7 miles) in track length. Watch a video of the Dublin’s Luas LRT in action.