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Streetcar Safety

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Parking Info

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Sun Link Streetcar News

Sun Link streecar passenger service will begin on July 25, 2014. Following a grand opening celebration at 9 a.m., public rides will begin at approximately 10 a.m.

Information about the grand opening and Sun Link is available at


07.09.14 - Tucson streetcar gets first 'test' passengers


Sun Link opens for service on July 25, 2014

The Sun Link streetcar system opens for passenger service on July 25, 2014. On opening weekend, all eight streetcars will be in operation, and rides will be free July 25-27.

Tickets may be purchased at Sun Link Stop Vending Machines. The 4-mile streetcar route features 23 streetcar stops.

The machines sell only 1-Day SunGo Tickets ($4 each). Customers must use exact change, or Visa or Mastercard only to purchase tickets. Purchase instructions are available in English, Spanish, Audio and Braille. The 1-Day SunGo Ticket is good from 24 hours, once activated, on Sun Link, Sun Tran and select Sun Shuttle routes.

No cash will be accepted once you board the streetcar. Passengers must have a pass or cash value loaded on a SunGO product when they board. Additional fare information is available at

Sun Link Streetcar Overview

The voter-approved Regional Transportation Authority plan included $87.7 million in funding for a high-capacity streetcar.

In addition to the streetcar funding, the City of Tucson received a $63 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant, a $6 million New Starts federal grant, City of Tucson Certificates of Participation/Grant Applications Notes ($26.6 million), and other regional ($9 million) and local funding.

The streetcars will operate 7 days a week.

The streetcars are expected to stop every 10 minutes between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Monday through Friday, the streetcars are expected to stop every 20 minutes.

The 20-minute headway will continue from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.

The streetcar will stop every 30 minutes from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.

The 4-mile line includes the following business districts and entertainment areas:

  • Mercado District
  • University of Arizona
  • Main Gate Square
  • Fourth Avenue Business District
  • Downtown Tucson

The streetcar operates on a fixed-rail/electric system at street level and shares a lane of traffic with other vehicles. Technology allows the streetcars to operate safely, quietly and efficiently in high-pedestrian areas to link riders with major activity centers where parking is scarce.

Streetcar Funding Facts

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Streetcar Facts

  • The low-floor entry streetcar is accessible to people with strollers, people in wheelchairs or commuters with bicycles
  • The streetcar system can carry up to 4,200 passengers per weekday
  • The fuel-efficiency of the streetcar will help keep the air clean in the downtown area
  • The streetcar will enable more people to travel efficiently and reduce the number of vehicles on the street
  • Streetcar stops are located about every 1/4 mile
  • The streetcar system is fully integrated with Sun Tran and other urban transit systems
  • The streetcar system offers an alternative to seniors and others who can no longer drive other vehicles or walk
  • People can park once but ride the streetcar often between destinations
  • Approximately 20,000 people work within a 1-mile radius of the core of downtown and the streecar route
  • The streetcar project represents 4 percent of the RTA's $2.1 billion plan
  • The streetcar project has resulted in more than $800 million in public-private sector investment along the streetcar route

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