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KIRO-TV, KING-TV cover effort to bring back Seattle’s waterfront trolleys

Group hopes to bring back Seattle’s waterfront trolleys

SEATTLE — A plan is in the works to bring back a piece of Seattle history -- the vintage trolleys on the city’s waterfront.

The group behind the effort said the plan to demolish the Alaskan Way Viaduct and remodel the waterfront offers a big chance to revive the trolleys.

Streetcar backers said they like the idea of reusing the original route down the waterfront, and much of the track is still here.

But parts of it have been ripped up for the tunnel construction, and there are questions about where the south end of the line would go.

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Seattle to study bringing back waterfront trolley

Seattle has hired a consultant to study the feasibility of bringing back the antique waterfront trolley streetcar line.
The trolley could be part of the billion dollar development of the waterfront when a tunnel replaces the Alaskan Way Viaduct.

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