When the Seattle Waterfront Streetcar began operation on May 29, 1982, it was Seattle's first streetcar line since April 13, 1941. However, service has been suspended since November 18, 2005 due to the demolition of the carbarn for the construction of the Olympic Sculpture Park. Some tracks were removed in 2012 due to construction on the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement project. Streetcar service was replaced by bus service using specially wrapped buses invoking a streetcar design, but those wraps are no longer used. While the Melbourne W2 trams that operated the line remain in storage, it is unclear if, when, and where within Seattle they will return to service.
Madison Street Station, August 14, 2004
Melbourne W2 tram 512 entering Madison Street Station, August 14, 2004
Melbourne W2 tram 512 at Broad Street, August 14, 2004
Melbourne W2 tram 605 at Broad Street Station, August 14, 2004
Melbourne W2 tram Interior
Melbourne W2 tram Operator's cab