Facts and Figures

Operator Valley Metro Rail
System Type Light Rail
Year Opened 2008
# of Lines 1
# of Cars
Mileage 29.8 miles
Gauge Std
Stations 41
Power Overhead
Data Date 2024
1st Visit 1/2006
Last Visit 6/2023
% Rode 90%

US Transit > Central > Phoenix
Light Rail


The system starts north of downtown PHX, then runs down Central Ave to downtown. From there it heads east skirt the edge of the airport before landing in Tempe by ASU. The line then continues down Apache Blvd ending in the city of Mesa.

For a sprawling region with low population density, this light rail system has done well, with expansions underway.



New Station Right-of Way Direction Photos New
  North Phoenix
Metro Pkwy Elevated End
Mountain View/25th Ave Private Both
25th Ave/Dunlap Dunlap Both
19th Ave/Dunlap Private Both 14
Northern 19th Ave Both 4
Glendale 19th Ave Both 6
Montebello 19th Ave Both 5
19th Ave/Camelback Camelback Both 2
7th Ave Camelback Both 1
Camelback/Central Private Both 4
Central Ave
Campbell Central Ave Both 2
Indian School Central Ave Both 6 6
Osborn Central Ave Both 2
Thomas Central Ave Both 3
Encanto Central Ave Both 1
McDowell Central Ave Both 1
Roosevelt Central Ave Both 6
Central Phoenix
Van Buren-Central Station First Ave S/E 1
Van Buren-Central Station Central Ave N/W 3
Jefferson First Ave S/E 4
Washington Central Ave N/W 8
3rd Street-Stadiums Jefferson S/E 2
3rd Street-Convention Ctr Washington N/W 3
Washington St-East Phoenix
Turnback track Eleventh Ave Both 1
12th Street Jefferson S/E 4
  12th Street Washington N/W 4  
  24th Street Jefferson S/E 1  
  24th Street Washington N/W 6  
  38th Street-Gateway CC Washington Both 5  
  44th Street-Airport Washington Both 8  
  50th Street Washington Both 4  
  Shops and Yards Private Both 16  
City of Tempe
Priest Dr-Papago Park Washington Both 6
Center Pkwy Washington Both 3
Tempe Town Lake Bridge Private Both 9
Mill Ave Third St Both 8
Veterans Way/ Sun Devils Stadium Private Both 8
University Dr/ Rural Road Private Both 6
Apache Blvd
  Dorsey Lane Apache Blvd Both 3 2
  McClintock Apache Blvd Both 4
  Smith-Martin Apache Blvd Both 2
  Price/101 Freeway Apache Blvd Both 12  
  Sycamore Main St Both 6
  Alma School Main St Both 8
  Country Club Main St Both 6
  Center Main St Both 18 4
  Mesa Dr Main St Both 17
  Stapley Main St Both 8 4
  Gilbert Road Main St Both 8 4



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