Streetcar | Valley Metro

Streetcar is open in Tempe! Ride for free today.

Overview

Streetcar travels to 14 stops along its three-mile route. As the Valley’s first modern streetcar line, it adds to the comprehensive transit network in Tempe, which includes buses, circulators, light rail, cycling and pedestrian infrastructure. 

Artsline

Streetcar incorporates public art at all 14 stops. Learn more about the project artists here and take a virtual tour of their work.  

How to Ride

  • Plan your trip using the trip planner on our Valley Metro app, valleymetro.org or contact Customer Service

  • Wait for streetcar on the stop platform. 

  • Board the streetcar when it arrives at the platform. 

  • Streetcar can make sudden stops. Sit down or hold on while the streetcar is moving.

  • Upcoming stops are announced on the vehicle. 

  • Doors open and close automatically. Exit quickly through either door.

Bikes On Board

  • Walk your bike with you when you board the streetcar. 

  • There are no bike racks in the vehicle, so keep your bike with you while you ride. 

  • If the streetcar is crowded, you may be required to wait for a less crowded one before you board with your bike. 

  • Bikes cannot be locked to any streetcar stop structures, railings or fences. Removal will occur after 24 hours. 

 

Map of streetcar route in Tempe. List of fourteen stops below.

Streetcar Stops

  1. Dorsey/Apache Blvd

  2. Rural/Apache Blvd

  3. Paseo Del Saber/Apache Blvd

  4. College Ave/Apache Blvd

  5. 11th St/Mill Ave

  6. 9th St/Mill Ave

  7. 6th St/Mill Ave

  8. 3rd St/Mill Ave

  9. University Dr/Ash Ave

  10. 5th St/Ash Ave

  11. 3rd St/Ash Ave

  12. Tempe Beach Park/Rio Salado Pkwy

  13. Hayden Ferry/Rio Salado Pkwy

  14. Marina Heights/Rio Salado Pkwy

Schedule

Monday - Saturday: 6 a.m. to midnight 

Sundays: 8 a.m. to midnight 

Streetcar operates seven days a week and arrives at stops every 15-20 minutes. 

Fare

Streetcar will be free for all riders for the first year it is open. When the free fare period ends, Streetcar fare will be $1 per ride or $0.50 with Reduced Fare ID. 

Youth (age 5 and under) ride free when accompanied by a fare-paying caretaker or guardian, defined as one who can directly supervise the child. 

Learn more at valleymetro.org/fares

    be streetcar smart

    Safety

     

    Be Streetcar Smart!  

    • While waiting to board at the stop platform, stand behind the textured strip along the edge. 

    • Streetcar doors open for a short time, so be prepared to board and exit quickly. 

    • Stay safe while riding. Sit down or hold on to a handle in case the streetcar makes an abrupt stop. 

    • Do not run after the streetcar. Wait and board the next one that arrives. 

    • Do not walk on streetcar tracks or step in front of the vehicle. 

    • Streetcars are quiet, so look for flashing headlights and listen for warning bells. 

    Streetcar is open in Tempe! Ride for free today.

    Overview

    Streetcar travels to 14 stops along its three-mile route. As the Valley’s first modern streetcar line, it adds to the comprehensive transit network in Tempe, which includes buses, circulators, light rail, cycling and pedestrian infrastructure. 

    Artsline

    Streetcar incorporates public art at all 14 stops. Learn more about the project artists here and take a virtual tour of their work.  

    How to Ride

    • Plan your trip using the trip planner on our Valley Metro app, valleymetro.org or contact Customer Service

    • Wait for streetcar on the stop platform. 

    • Board the streetcar when it arrives at the platform. 

    • Streetcar can make sudden stops. Sit down or hold on while the streetcar is moving.

    • Upcoming stops are announced on the vehicle. 

    • Doors open and close automatically. Exit quickly through either door.

    Bikes On Board

    • Walk your bike with you when you board the streetcar. 

    • There are no bike racks in the vehicle, so keep your bike with you while you ride. 

    • If the streetcar is crowded, you may be required to wait for a less crowded one before you board with your bike. 

    • Bikes cannot be locked to any streetcar stop structures, railings or fences. Removal will occur after 24 hours. 

     

    Map of streetcar route in Tempe. List of fourteen stops below.

    Streetcar Stops

    1. Dorsey/Apache Blvd

    2. Rural/Apache Blvd

    3. Paseo Del Saber/Apache Blvd

    4. College Ave/Apache Blvd

    5. 11th St/Mill Ave

    6. 9th St/Mill Ave

    7. 6th St/Mill Ave

    8. 3rd St/Mill Ave

    9. University Dr/Ash Ave

    10. 5th St/Ash Ave

    11. 3rd St/Ash Ave

    12. Tempe Beach Park/Rio Salado Pkwy

    13. Hayden Ferry/Rio Salado Pkwy

    14. Marina Heights/Rio Salado Pkwy

    Schedule

    Monday - Saturday: 6 a.m. to midnight 

    Sundays: 8 a.m. to midnight 

    Streetcar operates seven days a week and arrives at stops every 15-20 minutes. 

    Fare

    Streetcar will be free for all riders for the first year it is open. When the free fare period ends, Streetcar fare will be $1 per ride or $0.50 with Reduced Fare ID. 

    Youth (age 5 and under) ride free when accompanied by a fare-paying caretaker or guardian, defined as one who can directly supervise the child. 

    Learn more at valleymetro.org/fares

      be streetcar smart

      Safety

       

      Be Streetcar Smart!  

      • While waiting to board at the stop platform, stand behind the textured strip along the edge. 

      • Streetcar doors open for a short time, so be prepared to board and exit quickly. 

      • Stay safe while riding. Sit down or hold on to a handle in case the streetcar makes an abrupt stop. 

      • Do not run after the streetcar. Wait and board the next one that arrives. 

      • Do not walk on streetcar tracks or step in front of the vehicle. 

      • Streetcars are quiet, so look for flashing headlights and listen for warning bells.