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The Atlanta Streetcar Is Now In Service

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Think about the last time you rode a streetcar or trolley through a downtown area?  You probably have not ridden a streetcar, unless you went to San Francisco or another country.  But now, you have the option to ride a streetcar in downtown Atlanta!  And the streetcar is now in service!

The grand opening ceremony and ribbon cutting of the Atlanta Streetcar is today!  This is the first time since 1949 that a streetcar or trolley has been in service in downtown Atlanta.  The official launch was held at Woodruff Park, and here are a few photos from the event.

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And here is a news report from FOX 5 in Atlanta.

The good news, the first three months of the streetcar will be free for all passengers!  After that, it will be $1 per ride, or $3 for an all day pass.  The streetcar’s 2.7-mile route will connect neighbors to several tourist attractions, museums and entertainment venues. And the route includes 12 stops.  Here is the official route.

Here are a few more videos showcasing the Atlanta Streetcar, and how it will work.

Learn more about the Atlanta Streetcar at: http://streetcar.atlantaga.gov/