Grand Opening Of First Streetcar Line in Seattle, Washington was on December 12, 2007!
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First Seattle streetcar about to be unveiled in front of the Mayor Greg Nickels.
Now the veil is off, and you can see the Seattle streetcar for the first time
Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels in front of unveiled Inekon streetcar.
Real Estate Development on the streetcar route!
New streetcar projects are always a catalyst for new investments and neighborhood revitalization along the routes. Seattle is no exception, and you can see the evidence on these photos.
New development at Terry and Thomas.
New development at Westlake and Thomas.
New development at Terry.
New commercial development along Terry and Thomas streets.
New building at Westlake and Thomas.
New construction on Westlake Avenue
Condos for sale in Westlake Avenue.
Westlake Avenue building developments.
More construction along Westlake Avenue.
New South Lake Union Maintenance Facilities!
This is the maintenance facility for new streetcars.
Seattle's new South Lake Union Maintenance Facility.
Look inside the new maintenance facility.
Streetcar maintenance facility is ready for service
Inekon executives are talking to Inekon servicemen in the depot.
Plans for South Lake Union Maintenance Facility.
Two Inekon's servicemen from the factory. They have done a great job in Seattle!
Grand Opening Day December 12, 2007
The Grand Opening of Seattle’s first modern streetcar! Festivities began at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 12, with music, refreshments,
and opening remarks by Mayor Nickels at Westlake Hub. The mayor took the lead streetcar inaugural trip with breaking the ribbon.
The official start of passenger service began with free rides to continue for the rest of December. The streetcar route is conveniently connecting Downtown Seattle,
the Denny Triangle, and South Lake Union. In attendance were Jim Falconer build the streetcar coalition, Ed Murray State Senator, Larry Philip
and Jan Drago Council Member for City of Seattle.
Inekon streetcar before Grand opening at Westlake Hub.
Streetcar driver is getting his picture taken before the inaugural ride!
Mayor Greg Nickels on the speaker's podium
Seattle streetcar Grand Opening at Westlake Hub December 12, 2007.
Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels and Council Member Jan Drago getting ready for the inaugural ride.
Inekon streetcar and Grand Opening Day crowd at Westlake Hub.
Inekon streetcar on Westlake Avenue
Seattle Streetcar Grand Opening and crowd getting on for the ride.
Seattle streetcar Grand Opening - Downtown Westlake Hub.
Seattle's First Modern Streetcar is Inekon Trio, watch photo gallery!
New streetcar projects are always catalysts for new investments and neighborhood revitalization along the routes. Seattle is no exception, and you can see the evidence on these photos.
Inekon streetcar on test ride prior to Grand Opening.
Testing Inekon streetcat at night - Westlake Hub.
Inekon streetcar on the night test ride along Westlake Ave.
Full view of Inekon streetcar at Westlake Hub, Downtown Seattle.
Full front view of Seattle Inekon streetcar at Westlake Hub.
Driver and his Seattle Inekon streetcar.
View to the driver's cab.
Walking to the streetcar for inaugural ride.
Passengers waiting on the Grand Opening Day!
Passengers inside Seattle Inekon streetcar.
View inside Seattle Inekon streetcar.
Follow Seattle's First Streetcar route on these pictures!
Seattle streetcar route on Westlake Avenue to the lake.
Seattle stretcar meets the monorail stop at the Westlake Hub.
Streetcar tracks on Westlake Avenue to the Lake Union.
Seattle streetcar ready to leave Westlake Hub!
Lake Union Park is on the streetcar route.
Streetcar track winding the Lake Union Park.
Streetcar track along Lake Union Park!
Streetcar stop along Lake Union Park!
Seattle streetcar Westlake Hub.
Inekon's Trio Streetcar in Seattle is enjoyed by people with special needs.
You might be a wheelchair person or have a child in a stroller. The roll down the ramp at the push of the button is simply an easy way, for you to enjoy the ride.
Wheelchair passenger taking a ride in Seattle Inekon streetcar
Inside view of Seattle Inekon streetcar.
Wheelchair passenger waiting for the ramp.
Wheelchair passenger moving in the streetcar.
Wheelchair passenger waiting to get on the streetcar.
The wheelchair ramp is down.
Wheelchair passenger is getting on for the ride.
Wheelchair ramp in view on Seattle Inekon streetcar.
Wheelchair and baby strollers can get on easily.
Click to the above pictures to see their enlargement!The map below shows the route of first streetcar line from
Westlake Hub Downtown Seattle, to the Lake Union and Hutchinson Centre!