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With a grand opening celebration this big, there are a few unique things to note about opening weekend for the KC Streetcar! Please check out some frequently asked questions in order to make your opening weekend plans!
On opening weekend, no. Due to the number of events happening throughout the city, and the anticipated crowds attending, no parking will be enforced on Main Street and on the south side of 5th Street during the opening weekend.
For details on parking during regular operating hours, please visit the KC Streetcar general FAQ page: https://kcstreetcar.org/about-streetcar/faqs/
The Streetcar will run until 2:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Regular operating hours are available here: https://kcstreetcar.org/about-streetcar/faqs/
Streetcar service will open officially at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 6. The KC Streetcar will begin operating at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 7.
Due to the number of activities in Downtown KC and the excitement surrounding the streetcar opening, lines to ride the streetcar may be long during opening weekend. We encourage guests to get out and about and explore neighborhoods, businesses and the city.
A stationary streetcar WILL be available at Union Station for those who wish to take pictures and walk through the state-of-the-art vehicle.
Guests MUST disembark from the vehicle at Union Station and go to the back of the line to re-board to return northbound. The KCATA will be operating free Ride KC shuttles to help usher guests along the route as an alternate to waiting for the streetcar.
Bicycles, wheelchairs and strollers WILL be allowed on the KC Streetcar however on opening weekend, bicycles will NOT be allowed in order to accommodate extra passenger capacity.
Service animals are permitted on the KC Streetcar as well as dogs that are within a small carrier.
YES! Not only is opening weekend free, the KC Streetcar is free to ride all the time!
For a full list of FAQs about the KC Streetcar during traditional operating hours and days, please visit: https://kcstreetcar.org/about-streetcar/faqs/