Historic Streetcars Celebrate 15 Years of Connecting Tampa


Come on and take a free ride . . . on the TECO Line Streetcars that is. Tampa’s red and yellow icons have long connected downtown, Channelside and Ybor City along a 2.7-mile long network. To commemorate 15 years of activity in the ever-evolving and growing city of Tampa, TECO is putting together a huge celebration.

Nearly 300,000 passengers use the streetcars annually; that number could soon increase following the results of the InVision public survey and input meetings. The system, which is synonymous with event transportation, has fostered the park-once mentality in the city.

Courtesy rides through downtown, Channel District and Ybor

On Saturday, October 21, from 8:30am-1:30am, residents and visitors will be able to enjoy FREE rides on the streetcar. Find a parking spot downtown, get on the streetcar at the Whiting Street Station and enjoy a breezy ride to historic Ybor. Savor a mojo pork bowl at Stone Soup Cafe, fill up on rolled ice cream at Snobachi and enjoy a game of dominoes at Centennial Park.

In addition to free rides, visitors will be treated to live music and entertainment all day and night. The restored historic Birney streetcar will be on display and the open-air Breezer car will be operating along the entire line.

Affordable fares available daily 

Visit TECO Line Streetcar’s website for an official route map. Stay up to date with entertainment announcements by visiting the official Facebook event page.

During regular operation hours, fares are $5 for a 1-day unlimited ride pass, and $2.50 for one-way. Children 4 and younger ride the streetcar free. Family and senior discounts are available. Learn more about fares online.