THE GS TRAM SITE

WASHINGTON

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES

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27 Feb. 2016

(UP-TO-DATE)

(After the reintroduction of streetcar services in Washington)




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Washington tram map - 2016




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ROUTES

STREETCAR ROUTE

Operator: RATP

H Street NE/Benning Road Line (HB) Union Station - H Street NE - Benning Rd. NE - Oklahoma Av. NE

METRO (SUBWAY) ROUTES

Operator: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)

B Blue Line Franconia-Springfield - Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport - Pentagon - Rosslyn - Foggy Bottom-GWU - Metro Center - L’Enfant Plaza - Stadium-Armory - Largo Town Center
G Green Line Greenbelt - Fort Totten - Shaw-Howard U. - Gallery Place-Chinatown - L’Enfant Plaza - Navy Park-Ballpark - Anacostia - Branch Ave.
O Orange Line Vienna - East Falls Church - Rosslyn - Foggy Bottom-GWU - Metro Center - L’Enfant Plaza - Stadium-Armory - New Carrollton
R Red Line Shady Grove - Bethesda - Woodley Park-Zoo - Dupont Circle - Metro Center - Gallery Place-Chinatown - Union Station - Rhode Island Ave. - Fort Totten - Glenmont
S Silver Line Wiehle Reston East - East Falls Church - Rosslyn - Foggy Bottom-GWU - Metro Center - L’Enfant Plaza - Stadium-Armory - Largo Town Center
Y Yellow Line [Rush hour only: Greenbelt - ] Fort Totten - Shaw-Howard U. - Gallery Place-Chinatown - L’Enfant Plaza - Pentagon - Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport - Huntington [Rush hour only, also to Franconia-Springfield]

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Streetcars: 3.9 km.
  • Metro (Subway): 188 km.


HISTORY

  • Streetcars (traditional): (horse-powered) 29 July 1862 - ?; (electric) 17 Oct. 1888 - 28 Jan. 1962.
  • Streetcars (second generation): 27 Jan. 2016 - today.
  • Metro: 27 March 1976 - today.

GAUGE

  • Streetcars: 1435 mm.
  • Metro: 1429 mm.

SOURCES

PRINT

  • Broehm, J. "Washington DC - Streetcars are coming back", Tramways & Urban Transit, May 2010 (73: 869), p.172-173.
  • Simons, V. "DC streetcar developments", Tramways & Urban Transit, Jan. 2017 (80: 949), p.12-17.
  • Washington (news item), The Modern Tramway, May 1959 (22:57), p.110.

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