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Old June 2nd, 2007, 12:38 AM   #701
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 01:56 AM   #702
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Very nice!!
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 01:28 PM   #703
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That's cool! Looks like a tight squeeze thru that tunnel.
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 08:20 PM   #704
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I have a question related to proposed streetcar on the First Hill... Will this streetcar train looks like the ones for Light Rail?
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 09:47 PM   #705
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That's cool! Looks like a tight squeeze thru that tunnel.
Ya know, I thought the same thing when I first saw that pic.

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Will this streetcar train looks like the ones for Light Rail?
I really don't know. Now that you mention it, I'm curious too. It'd be cool if each streetcar line in Seattle had their own colors to represent some aspect of the neighborhood they were in. Anybody have a pic or know what the South Lake Union Street car looks like?
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Old June 3rd, 2007, 12:49 AM   #706
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Anybody have a pic or know what the South Lake Union Street car looks like?
http://www.discoverslu.com/TemplateD...x?contentId=10

I believe thats a picture of what its supposed to look like
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Old June 3rd, 2007, 07:05 PM   #707
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The transfer between the Central Link light rail line and the South Lake Union Streetcar does not appear to be very convenient. From the Central Link platform in the downtown transit tunnel, it will be necessary to take the stairs to street level and then walk down the block and around the corner to find the terminus of the South Lake Union Streetcar. I suppose there might be an option to take a shortcut through Nordstrom's:



More detail can be seen in the PDF map at the following link:

http://www.ci.seattle.wa.us/transpor...2-proposed.pdf

The transfer situation in Seattle is in sharp contrast to Portland. The Portland Streetcar line crosses the Portland MAX light rail line at street level:



More detail can be seen in the PDF map at the following link:

http://www.trimet.org/pdfs/maps/r193.pdf
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Old June 3rd, 2007, 07:21 PM   #708
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... Anybody have a pic or know what the South Lake Union Street car looks like?
The following image appeared in the Seattle Times a few weeks ago. It shows one of the South Lake Union Streetcars under construction in the Czech Republic:



The streetcars are the same model as used for the Portland Streetcar and Tacoma Link:



The South Lake Union Streetcar is to be operated by King County Metro, so it will probably appear in King County Metro colors rather than Sound Transit colors.
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Old June 4th, 2007, 01:14 PM   #709
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Yeah I wish they made the terminus one block closer (underneath the monorail), but I'm assuming it was technically impossible.

And as for the trains, the orange-red color looks nice. Way classier than a "wave."
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Old June 5th, 2007, 01:46 AM   #710
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I really don't know. Now that you mention it, I'm curious too. It'd be cool if each streetcar line in Seattle had their own colors to represent some aspect of the neighborhood they were in.
I agree that each streetcar line should have different color to represent some aspect of the neighborhood they were in.

Waterfront line already has its own style and color (Green and yellow).

South Lake Union line... modern streetcar with red and green.

First Hill/Capital Hill/International District streetcar... Should be very colorful as rainbow since Capital Hill is known as very high diversity neighborhood which it would fit Capital Hill/First Hill/Interionational District well.
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Old June 5th, 2007, 03:14 AM   #711
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I think the city is trying to develop a streetcar system...

so they have the south lake union line, the waterfront line, and the first hill line.

It would be weird if each one was different, I think they will all be owned and operated by Metro Transit.

The first hill line trains will probably be like the south lake union line trains.
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Old June 5th, 2007, 04:48 AM   #712
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I hope so! Seattle need to have more than just three streetcar lines. I would love to see few ones to get built...

Downtown Seattle to Lower Queen Anne

Ballard to Lower Queen Anne

Fremont to University District

Fremont to South Lake Union

Downtown Seattle to West Seattle

West Seattle to Alki Beach

First Hill to Madison Beach
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Old June 5th, 2007, 08:36 PM   #713
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I found this on flickr:


Doesn't it look like a bus??? We need sleeker models... it's pointless to build tracks and then use trams that look just like bendy-buses on them.

I like this cute caterpillar one in lyon. Even Houston has sleek trams.



As for the SLU line, isn't it getting extended to the U District? What's the timeframe for that?
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Old June 5th, 2007, 08:42 PM   #714
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I hope so! Seattle need to have more than just three streetcar lines. I would love to see few ones to get built...

Downtown Seattle to Lower Queen Anne

Ballard to Lower Queen Anne

Fremont to University District

Fremont to South Lake Union

Downtown Seattle to West Seattle

West Seattle to Alki Beach

First Hill to Madison Beach
I agree!

A downtown Seattle - Belltown -Seattle Center- Lower queen anne along 2nd Ave would be nice.

And for West seattle, they could just extend the first hill - int'l district line.
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Old June 5th, 2007, 08:57 PM   #715
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Yeah. I was in Houston, Texas last November '06. I seen their light rail system. Wow very sleek and impressive! They has awesome station in downtown Seattle that has canal along the line just to make it look very attractive and futuristic. Too bad Houston's light rail system isn't good as Portland yet. It only go from downtown Houston to Montrose.

I agree that we should get sleek looking trains. I expect same thing for METRO buses. It will not going to happen anyway.
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Old June 6th, 2007, 12:50 AM   #716
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I like the look of the new Portland trains to be operating after 2009 when the new line opens.

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WOW! Not bad!
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Old June 6th, 2007, 05:10 AM   #718
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That's Houston's sleek light rail trains





Check this new light rail proposed for Manhattan



I found it from Google. I really like this design of light rail line in France. It is built on the grass and the railways are invisable and keep the streets attractive by landscapes.

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As for the SLU line, isn't it getting extended to the U District? What's the timeframe for that?
I think thats part of the plan, but dunno how much action has been taken. The SDOT webpage for the SLU street car line shows a master plan street car map for the central city
(takes a bit to load: http://www.seattle.gov/transportatio...ity_Board.pdf).

It seems the plan is to link the waterfront line to the sound transit First Hill line that was to connect the pioneer square and capitol hill light rail stations, but who knows how that will pan out. The waterfront line still has to wait on its new maintenance barn, and to see what happens with the Viaduct. And we'll have to see how successful the SLU line is before they extend it to the U-district. Unfortunately this stuff can take a while (I'm a block away from a proposed light rail stop that wont get built until 2016 :-().

Try this link:
http://www.seattle.gov/transportatio...City_Board.pdf
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