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New Haven Streetcar Concept Map September 2010
New Haven Streetcar

The City of New Haven is proposing to develop a modern streetcar line stitching together three growing districts: Downtown, the Yale-New Haven Hospital Medical District, and Union Station. The initial 3-mile line will serve as an alternative mode of transportation, with the opportunity to be expanded regionally to Hamden and West Haven (8-9 miles). As result, this will amplify livable, walkable and sustainable qualities of the urban environment, while relieving heavy traffic congestion to accommodate future development. The demand for transit will allow the light rail / streetcar system to connect residents and visitors to commuter rail lines and high speed rail via service to Union Station.

For more information, see


1. Public meeting on proposed New Haven streetcar:

2. Article explaining streetcar systems, including some of their potential pros and cons:

3. 3-Mile Streetcar “Starter” Route Unveiled, New Haven Independent, 9/24/10:

4. New Haven Proposes New Streetcar and a Highway Tear-Down, The Transport Politic, 4/23/09: