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Old March 24th, 2014, 07:09 PM   #1
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NORTH AMERICA | Streetcars

...Work in Progress...

Streetcars have a very interesting history in North America. Once the main public transport mode, then gone almost extinct, finally since 1985 the rebirth. Here should be discussed the systems of North America that don't have a specific thread. But first please help me to copile the complete list of streetcars in service (heritage or modern) in service or U/C.




United States of America:

New Orleans
Boston
Cleveland
Newark
Philadelphia
Pittsburg
San Francisco
Portland
Seattle
Salt Lake City
Memphis
Galveston
Dallas
Kenosha
Tampa
Little Rock
Tucson
Cincinatti
Washington DC
Atlanta
Tacoma
Baltimore
Buffalo
Minneapolis
Phoenix
Sacramento
St. Louis
San Diego
St. Jose
Kansas City (U/C)
Charlatte (U/C)


Canada:

Toronto
Whitehorse (?)
Nelson (?)


Mexico:

Guadalajara
Monterey
Mexico City


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Old March 24th, 2014, 07:25 PM   #2
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Old March 25th, 2014, 01:46 AM   #3
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Toronto is the only Canadian city with streetcars. Whitehorse and Nelson have tourist lines that go from nowhere to nowhere, Calgary and Edmonton run LRTs that are nothing like streetcars, and Vancouver runs a full on metro line that due to its unique technology many like to label as an LRT while in reality it is nothing like one.

Ottawa as of today has no electrified rail of any kind, I don't know where you are getting that they have streetcars.

That said, Toronto's network is by far the largest in North America.
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Old March 25th, 2014, 05:38 AM   #4
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What must've I had been riding in Frisco and Philly then, eh? All our trains here have tyres for wheels, so must those have had been steel-wheeled buses plying those streets there?
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add Kansas City and Charlotte to USA (currently under construction)
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What must've I had been riding in Frisco and Philly then, eh? All our trains here have tyres for wheels, so must those have had been steel-wheeled buses plying those streets there?
I think you missed his point. There's a difference between streetcars and LRT. I wouldn't call the Calgary LRT a streetcars system. And yes, Toronto's streetcar system is the largest in North America in terms of ridership, number of cars, and track length.

Then, what does Montreal's subway have to do with it?
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Toronto is the only Canadian city with streetcars. Whitehorse and Nelson have tourist lines that go from nowhere to nowhere, Calgary and Edmonton run LRTs that are nothing like streetcars, and Vancouver runs a full on metro line that due to its unique technology many like to label as an LRT while in reality it is nothing like one.

Ottawa as of today has no electrified rail of any kind, I don't know where you are getting that they have streetcars.

That said, Toronto's network is by far the largest in North America.
OK, therefore, Canada has only Toronto? It's not very clear for me the situation of Whitehorse and Nelson lines. Can somone provide some details?
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OK, therefore, Canada has only Toronto? It's not very clear for me the situation of Whitehorse and Nelson lines. Can someone provide some details?
Whitehorse and Nelson are heritage tourist lines.
Ottawa have the Confederation line under construction, a LRT line, partly in subway and Alstom Citadis Spirit tram-trains.
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I think you missed his point.
Plying streets -as in vehicular lanes- must unsettle you, eh?
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Detroit is thinking about it now (project approved) and in Cincinnati I think they are building one.
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Here are the maps of streetcar and light rail systems from urbanrail.net. Starting with Charlotte:



Norfolk:



Tuscon (future):



Atlanta (future):



Detroit (future):



Baltimore (Blue line):



San Diego:



Minneapolis/St. Paul:

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Kansas City (future):



Cincinnati (future):



Pittsburgh:



Eastern New Jersey:



Buffalo:



Washington, DC (future):



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Tacoma:



Denver:



New Orleans:



Dallas:



San Francisco:



San Jose:



Houston:



Portland:





Sacramento:

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Philadelphia (from SEPTA website):







Phoenix:



St. Louis:



Salt Lake City:



Fort Lauderdale (future):



Western New Jersey (without Pennsauken Transit Center):



Tampa:



Memphis:

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Kenosha, Wisconsin:



Durham, North Carolina (future):



Cleverland (Blue & Green lines):



Little Rock:



Los Angeles:



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Purple Line, Maryland (future):



San Antonio:



Boston (Green & Ashmont–Mattapan Lines):



Red Line, Baltimore (future):



Ottawa:



Waterloo, Ontario (future):



Toronto:





Hamilton, Ontario (future):



Calgary:



Edmonton:



Mexico City:



Guadalajara:



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Plying streets -as in vehicular lanes- must unsettle you, eh?
Nah, I take the bus.
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So Ottawa, Hamilton, and Edmonton are building street car lines or is it LRT? I'd love for Montreal and Halifax to re-introduce street cars.
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