Streetcar Station Stops
The TECO Line Streetcar System currently offers 11 station
stops along its 2.7-mile route. Five stops are located in Tampa’s Channel
District, four are in historic Ybor City and two are downtown. The stations
reflect the design characteristics of the district where they are located
and incorporate public art elements that celebrate the lives of Tampa and
Ybor City workers.
The Channel District
station stops have a contemporary design with stainless steel roofs, aqua
marine terrazzo, sky blue soffits and wave-shaped benches. Three of the
Channelside stations include public art elements – hand designed terrazzo
orange crates recall the importance of the citrus industry and function as
Ybor City station stops capture the look of old
fashioned train sheds. The architectural elements include brick, wrought
iron, and wood roofs covered with slate shingles. For Ybor City’s station
stops, the chairs of cigar factory workers were replicated in bronze. To
recall the lector, who was paid by the cigar workers to read from novels
and daily newspapers, selections of poetry by Tampa Bay area poets written
in English, Spanish and Italian, are engraved on each of the chairs.
Two downtown Tampa station stops,
located at the Dick Greco Plaza transportation center on St. Pete Times Forum Drive between Franklin Street and
Florida Avenue, is housed inside a glass and steel dome. Twelve lighted
sentinels serve as functional art at this site. The other,
Station, features a beautiful permanent light display titled "Siteliner"
by artist James Woodfill.
Dick Greco Plaza serves as an
intermodal facility providing access and connection between pedestrians,
streetcars, Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) buses and taxis.
Whiting Station, the end of the line in downtown, provides greater access
to downtown attractions, hotels and more. Whiting Station also
HART Route 30 service to Tampa International Airport.
Each station stop offers benches,
canopies, information kiosks
and ticket vending machines.
The following lists our station stops and the areas
of interest that are nearby: