Streetcars began rolling again in downtown Atlanta yesterday, bringing visitors a new and sustainable way to navigate the city.
The new Atlanta Streetcar will transport riders on a 2.7-mile track connecting the Centennial Olympic Park area to the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. Venues and attractions along the streetcar’s route include CNN Center, College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience, Georgia Aquarium, Georgia Dome, Georgia World Congress Center, Center for Civil and Human Rights, Historic Oakland Cemetery and World of Coca-Cola.
The arrival of the Atlanta Streetcar means more convenience for visitors exploring our city and in-town neighborhoods,” said William Pate, President and CEO, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau. “The streetcar puts visitors just a short ride away from more than 300 restaurants, top attractions and downtown hotels.”
The opening of the Atlanta Streetcar comes just in time for New Year’s festivities throughout the city including the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, which attracts nearly 72,000 people to downtown each year.
Four modern electric vehicles will run every 10 to 15 minutes during operating hours, depending on demand. Passengers will ride the Atlanta Streetcar free of charge during the first three months of service. For more information on hours and rates, visit streetcar.atlantaga.gov.
Established in 1913, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau is a private, nonprofit organization created to favorably impact the Atlanta economy through conventions and tourism.