The KC Streetcar Authority (KCSA) has announced that it will begin extended Sunday service on April 9, running until 11:00 p.m. This will add an extra hour in the evening. The change is based on ridership demand and downtown activity.
Donna Mandelbaum, communications manager with the KC Streetcar Authority, said, “What we’ve seen is that Sunday is typically the second busiest ridership day of the week for the KC Streetcar, but offers the lowest service level in terms of hours of operation and number of streetcars on the route.”
“This change in operations will better serve the downtown residents as well as those visiting for events at the Sprint Center, the Power & Light District, Union Station and everything in between,” added Mandelbaum.
Ridership on the KC Streetcar has steadily increased in 2017. March saw 183,077 completed passenger trips, a 46 percent increase from February. During the Big 12 Basketball Tournament, ridership numbers were 33,500 between March 8–11, and the NCAA Midwest Regional Tournament ridership numbers were 33,132 between March 23–26.
Hours of operation for the KC Streetcar are Monday through Thursday from 6:00 a.m.-midnight; Fridays from 6:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.; Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.; and Sundays from 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.