Seattle Waterfront Streetcar line is extended to Pioneer Square and Chinatown-International District on June 23, 1990.

  • By Walt Crowley
  • Posted 6/23/2000
  • Essay 2703
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On June 23, 1990, the downtown Seattle Waterfront Streetcar begins operating through Pioneer Square to a terminus at 5th Avenue and Jackson Street, across from the International District Station of the downtown transit tunnel.

The streetcar was the brainchild of Seattle City Council Member George Benson, who first advocated its development in 1974. The original waterfront line, extending from S Main Street to Pier 70, entered operation on May 29, 1982.


Walt Crowley, Routes: A Brief History of Public Transportation in Metropolitan Seattle (Seattle: Metro Transit, 1993).

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