Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Streetcar Morning Service Kicked off September 26th!

You can now ride into work on the TECO Line Streetcar System!

The TECO Line Streetcar began operating at 7 a.m. for commuters in Downtown Tampa, the Channel District, and historic Ybor City on September 26th!

The TECO Line Streetcar System operating hours look like this:

Monday - Thursday:
  • 7 AM (6:44AM from Cadrecha Plaza to Whiting Station) to 12 noon, every 30 minutes
  • 12 noon to 10 PM, every 20 minutes
 Friday and Saturday:
  • Friday only - 7 AM (6:44AM from Cadrecha Plaza to Whiting Station) to 11 AM, every 30 minutes
  • Friday and Saturday - 11 AM to midnight, every 20 minutes
  • Friday and Saturday - Midnight to 2 AM, every 30 minutes
  • 12 noon to 8 PM, every 20 minutes
Click here for specific schedule information.

The morning service is a 6-month pilot to gauge demand for morning service hours along the streetcar line. Tampa Historic Streetcar, Inc. and HART will review the ridership, costs, etc. following the end of the pilot on March 24, 2017.

Take a streetcar ride for only $1.25 with the 20-ride pass!
Pair with a 20-Ride Pass!

Those living or working along the Streetcar line are eligible for a special 20-ride pass! The pass provides 20-rides for only $25 - a savings of 50%, or $1.25 a ride! Click here for list of 20-ride sales outlets.


  1. Can I bring my bicycle onto the streetcar? If not, there are no suitable places in Downtown to leave a bicycle locked for 8 hours while I am at work in Ybor. If I must leave my bicycle, it makes more sense to continue my commute through Downtown to Ybor via bicycle, as I do currently. I would like to support this study and increase ridership, however without bicycle provisions, it is not worth the money.

    1. Patrick,

      Unfortunately, bicycles are not allowed on board the Streetcar. There is no suitable place to safely stow a bicycle while on board.

  2. This will be perfect for ybor to the new publix being built on twiggs.....i think right?

    1. Correct! The proposed Publix will be less than a 5 minute walk from Port Tampa Bay Station (#5). Those living or working along the line can purchase a 20-ride pass for only $25!

  3. Patrick, great question. Hopefully, 2016 business woman of the year, Katharine Eagan, will find a way to innovate and make this a possibility. Bikes and busses do go well together.

    1. Unfortunately, our streetcars are replicas of double-truck Birney safety cars, which were not built with bicycles in mind.


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