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Overview - Phoenix

Located on the Salt River, Phoenix is the capital and the largest city by population in Arizona. It has approximately 1,660,000 inhabitants in the city proper as of 2018. The Phoenix metropolitan area (Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler) comprised 4,857,962 residents as of the 2018 US Census Bureau Estimate.

Phoenix's rapid transit network consists of a single light rail service. It also has a modern streetcar service.

Valley Metro

Opened 2008, Valley Metro consists of a light rail service that serves the cities of the Valley of the Sun, including Phoenix, Tempe, and Mesa, Arizona, as well as a modern streetcar in Tempe.

Current extension plans as of July 9 call for further extensions to the north, south, and west.

Valley Metro Rail

Valley Metro Rail is a light rail service on an L-shaped alignment, running from 19th Ave/Dunlap in the northwest to Gilbert Rd in the southeast via Tempe, and serving 38 stations (5 of which have separate platforms in downtown Phoenix).

Valley Metro Rail was opened in December 2008 and the last extension to the line was the Gilbert Road extension in Mesa, opened in May 2019. Valley Metro Rail is owned and operated by Valley Metro.

ServiceM-F MiddayM-F RushSat.Sun.Notes
Valley Metro Rail20'20'20'20'

Schedules -- Last Updated: May 22, 2022

Tempe Streetcar

The Tempe Streetcar is a modern streetcar service on an north-south alignment, running from Marina Heights in the north to Dorsey/Apache Blvd in the south and serving 14 stations (6 of which are served in a single direction only).

The Tempe Streetcar was opened in May 2022. The Tempe Streetcar is owned and operated by Valley Metro.

ServiceM-F MiddayM-F RushSat.Sun.Notes
Tempe Streetcar15-20'15-20'15-20'15-20'

Schedules -- Last Updated: May 22, 2022

References & Helpful Links

Valley Metro Rail at Wikipedia

Official Website for Valley Metro: Valley Metro


All Official Maps - Valley Metro [Last Accessed May 22, 2022]

Official System Map - Valley Metro [Last Accessed May 22, 2022]

Other Sources

Phoenix, USA at

Asset Notes

Colors for Valley Metro Rail, Tempe Streetcar, and PHX SkyTrain taken from May 2022 official system map.

Formerly (from page inception to May 22, 2022): Color for Valley Metro Rail taken from May 2019 official system map. Color for Tempe Streetcar taken from Nov 2018 official streetcar map.

Last Updated: May 22, 2022

Old Maps
Note: Not all maps reflect changes in service. Older maps may contain inaccuracies.
2019 07 v12022 05 v12022 12 v1

+ : Line/Station Extension/Opening | x : Line/Station Closure | = : Other Service Change | ! : Map change unrelated to service changes


2019 07 v1 - 2022 05 v1: + Opening: Tempe Streetcar | ! Addition: NW Extension Phase II (u/c), South Central Extension (u/c), Downtown Hub (u/c) | ! Adjustment: Line Colors | ! Adjustment: Map Template Change
2022 05 v1 - 2022 12 v1: + Extension: PHX Sky Train to Rental Car Center