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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor

SUBJECT: Streetcar Grand Opening

12/11/2007  10:00:00 AM
Josh Stepherson (206) 684.3136

Streetcar Grand Opening

(Seattle) - Westlake Avenue between Stewart Street and Olive Way will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the Seattle Streetcar Grand Opening on Wednesday, December 12th. Motorist traveling north on Westlake Avenue will be detoured to Fifth Avenue via Stewart Street.

Streetcar service will begin at 12:12 p.m. on the December12th. As the Streetcar begins on-going service, the public should follow the following safety tips:

• Be alert. Streetcars are quiet. Please stop, look and listen for streetcars before crossing the tracks

• Keep a safe distance from streetcars

• Do not walk or play on tracks

• Motorcycles and bikes should use caution when riding near the tracks and should cross at a 90 degree angle

• Do not park on or in close proximity to tracks

• Check for approaching streetcars before opening your vehicle doors

For additional Streetcar information go to

The Seattle Department of Transportation builds, maintains and operates Seattle's transportation infrastructure. The department manages an $8 billion infrastructure consisting of streets, bridges, pavement and trees, and the long-term investments to better connect Seattle with its neighborhoods and the rest of the region.

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