Dec. 10, 2007 at 12:45am
Today, the Seattle Times reports that Seattle has now brought another street car line up and is planning on 5 to 6 more street car lines in the next 20 years.
Question: When does Tacoma get one street car line working?
South Lake Union streetcar on the past track
MIKE SIEGEL / THE SEATTLE TIMES Opening day
On Wednesday, streetcar service is scheduled to start a bit after noon. Ribbon-cutting is set for 11:30 a.m. at the Westlake Hub, at Westlake Avenue and Olive Way. Rides this month are free.
On the brink of an economic boom, Seattle businessmen promoted a streetcar line along Westlake Avenue, where they dreamed the tracks would spark more business and home construction.
Built in just five days, the Lake Union line became part of a 70-mile collection of electric and cable-car lines that put Seattle on the cutting edge of transit innovation when the 20th century arrived. The streetcar age ended in 1941, when the system succumbed to money shortages, new highways and buses.Read the rest of the article
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by NineInchNachos on 12/10/2007 @ 12:25pm
|well there's the tacoma link... also the streetcar service in old spaghetti factory. ?|
by Erik on 12/10/2007 @ 1:04pm
|also the streetcar service in old spaghetti factory. ?
That could be a Tacomic: the state of Tacoma's street car system : Old Spaghetti Factory.
by Marty on 12/11/2007 @ 4:07pm
by Erik on 12/15/2007 @ 11:21am
I wonder what the name for Tacomas would be?
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