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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.

Valley Metro

Opened 2008, Valley Metro consists of a single light rail service that serves the cities of the Valley of the Sun, including Phoenix, Tempe, and Mesa, Arizona.

Current extension plans as of July 9 call for further extensions to the north, south, and west. The Tempe Streetcar is currently under construction as of July 2019.

Valley Metro Rail

Valley Metro Rail is a light rail service on an L-shaped alignment, running from Phoenix Arizona in the west to Mesa via Tempe in the east 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 Rail12'12'15'20'

Schedules -- Last Updated: Jan 12, 2020

References & Helpful Links

Valley Metro Rail at Wikipedia

Official Website for Valley Metro: Valley Metro


All Official Maps - Valley Metro [Last Accessed Jan 12, 2020]

Official System Map - Valley Metro [Last Accessed Jan 12, 2020]

Official Map - Tempe Streetcar [Last Accessed Jan 12, 2020]

Other Sources

Phoenix, USA at

Asset Notes

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: Jan 12, 2020

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

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