Glendale City Council is reviewing plans for a new streetcar line that would connect various transit systems including its regional hub to Downtown Glendale. The project is expected to break ground as early as 2026.
The feasibility study by engineering firm HNTB outlines possible routes for the streetcar. It is expected that the line will operate within a roughly 2.6 square mile area centered around Brand boulevard and Central avenue that is inhabited by approximately 62,000 residents and home to 43,000 jobs.
The plans suggest that the streetcar would operate between 6 am and midnight, Monday through Friday and between 8 am and 9 pm on Sundays. It is anticipated that the streetcar will pick up passengers at ten minute intervals during daylight hours and at twenty minute intervals during the early morning and late at night.
If construction commences in 2026, the Glendale Streetcar could be operational by 2028. It is estimated that the final cost of the line will be in excess of $495 million.
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