Tampa's Streetcar Line Through the Eyes of a Lens

November 15, 2012 10 comments Open printer friendly version of this article Print Article

Take this virtual ride on Tampa's Streetcar Line. The tour takes you on a trolley ride from Ybor City to Channelside to Downtown Tampa. Enjoy the scenic sights that will make you want to visit and see it personally.

The TECO Line Streetcar System is a streetcar line in Tampa, Florida, run by the Hillsborough Area Regional Transportation Authority owned by the City of Tampa and managed by Tampa Historic Streetcar, Inc.. It connects Downtown and Channelside to the historic Ybor City district.

The line opened on October 19, 2002. The line is 2.7 mi (4.35 km) long with 11 stations. The track is single with several passing sidings. The track mostly follows a reserved right-of-way at a cost of 13.7 million per mile including eight streetcars. The cars themselves costing $600,000 each. Annual insurance cost is $400,000 liability. (2012) most of that cost is the requirement by CSX Transportation for insurance to cross over their freight tracks at Fifth Avenue and also 13th street.

Produced by Zac Atwood, City of Tampa Television, www.tampagov.net/CTTV.