Streetcar to operate on 10-minute schedule


The Kansas City Streetcar Authority (KCSA) Board of Directors approved the preliminary operating schedule for the KC Streetcar system at their October Board meeting on Thursday.

“The streetcar operations plan approved by the board on Thursday reinforces our commitment to provide high quality, frequent streetcar service to support downtown businesses, visitors, and residents”, said Tom Gerend, KCSA Executive Director.

The Downtown KC Streetcar will operate from Union Station to the River Market beginning in early next year.

The KC Streetcar will operate from Union Station to the River Market beginning early next year.


The KC Streetcar system will be operated seven days a week, with service running from:

  • 6 a.m. to midnight on Mondays through Thursdays
  • 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. Fridays;
  • 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturdays;
  • and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays.

The service will be the most frequent transit service in the region with streetcars running every 10 minutes in the peak weekday periods Mondays through Fridays and every 12 to 18 minutes the remainder of the week. Detailed route schedules will be finalized at the conclusion of service and operations testing.

“This operating schedule keeps the promises made toDowntown voters paying into the streetcar TDD -frequent service so you don’t have to check a schedule, and late night runs on the weekends”, said David Johnson, KCSA Board member and Operations Committee Chair.

The KC Streetcar is a modern-streetcar system currently under construction in Downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The system will be free to ride and will feature real-time arrival signage, level-boarding, on-board bicycle accommodations, and enhanced transit stop shelters and signage. KC Streetcar is anticipated to open to the public in early 2016.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Tom Gerend, Executive Director of KC Streetcar Authority at 816-859-7040 or email at