Better Service for the South Lake Union Streetcar?


South_Lake_Union_Streetcar_2nd_Inaugural_Trip Better Service for the South Lake Union Streetcar?

According to the Seattle Times service on Seattle’s South Lake Union streetcar would improve in the near future, with a train arriving every 10 minutes, if officials approve an offer by Amazon to fund a fourth rail car.

Amazon would pay more than $5 million to the city as compensation for taking city-owned alley space to build its high-rise Denny Triangle campus, Mayor Mike McGinn is announcing this morning.

That amount includes $3.7 million for a rail car, plus money for a separated bikeway, called a cycletrack, along part of Seventh Avenue alongside the campus.

Streetcars on the SLU line run every 15 minutes now, and 10 minutes apart in late afternoon, using all three rail cars. Some trains are filled with Amazon workers, who connect to other transit at Westlake Center.

The City Council will discuss the funding proposal next week.

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