Sun Link Streetcar 3D Simulation

Sun Link Streetcar 3D Simulation

3D animation showing the proposed Tucson, Arizona streetcar stopping at 5 locations along the route. go ›

The Sun Link streetcars, manufactured by Oregon Iron Works/United Streetcar, will be among the first batch of “Made in America” streetcar vehicles in 60 years.  Eight all-electric, state-of-the-art streetcars will be housed, repaired and cleaned at the Operations & Maintenance Facility at 290 E. 8th Street.  Each streetcar is required to undergo rigorous safety and system testing mandated by Federal Transit Administration before passenger service starts in the summer of 2014.   Each streetcar will be able to hold approximately 148 passengers and feature: 

  • A customized cooling system for our desert climate
  • Low-floor doors, with easy on-off for wheelchairs, bicyclists and strollers.  There are passenger doors on both sides of the streetcar to allow each car to be bi-directional and accommodate stops on the side of the road and middle of the road.
  • ADA accessibility -  LED information and Braille signage
  • An all-electric, green transit option that connects to Sun Tran and Cat Tran.

Bicyclists and motorists will share the same travel lane with Sun Link streetcars.  Streetcar drivers must obey the same traffic and speed laws as any motorists.  The system is compatible with on-street parking. 

 
 

Additional Resources

 Inside the Operations & Maintenance Facility  

Streetcar Vehicle Fact Sheet 

Announcements

Upcoming High Speed Testing Traffic Restrictions

The Sun Link streetcar team will be conducting controlled, high speed testing on the streetcar along University Boulevard, between Fourth Avenue and Euclid Avenue, April 14 -16, 2014, from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Please click to learn more. go >

Business Survey Results are Available

In November of 2013, an outreach survey was conducted to gather feedback from property and business regarding operational preferences of the Sun Link system. Click to see the results of the survey. go >

A Message from our City Manager

Sun Link Streetcar is Tucson’s Link to the Future. .. There is nothing like it in Southern Arizona. And it further establishes the City of Tucson as the dynamic hub of business, retail, the arts, technology, education, and innovation in our region. go >

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Get Ready for the Ride

Get Ready for the Ride

Sun Link streetcar vehicles will be here soon. Read our brochure to learn how to be Streetcar Street-Smart now to be ready to ride in 2014. find out more ›

Featured Photos, Maps & Videos

  • Tucson streetcar 101 en route
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  • Arrival of Streetcar Vehicle 101
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  • Sun Link Vehicle Testing
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  • September 6, 2013 Operations and Maintenance Facility and Vehicle Dedication Event
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  • Secretary of Transportation, Anthony Foxx, Visits Sun Link
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  • Sun Link Tucson Streetcar 3D Simulation
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  • July 25, 2013 Final Weld Event
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  • New Signage along the Sun Link Tucson Streetcar Route
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  • Lithomosaic Installation at 4th Avenue at 7th Street
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  • Dignitaries Help Kickoff the Construction of the Sun Link System
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  • Constructing the Streetcar Line
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  • Sun Link Tucson Streetcar Vehicles in Production
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  • Public Art Installed on the Maintenance and Storage Facility
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  • Building the Luis Gutierrez Bridge
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  • Luis G. Gutierrez Bridge Construction
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  • October 11, 2012 Luis Gutierrez Bridge Walk to the Westside Event
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  • Crews welding the rail that will make up the tracks for the Modern Streetcar
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  • Crews Transporting Welded Rail
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  • Crew Installing Rail
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  • Streetcar Crews Installing Special Track and Curve Rail
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  • Installation of a streetcar stop
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  • Traction Power Substation (TPSS) Installation
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  • Warren Avenue Underpass Construction
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  • Production of Public Art for Streetcar Stops