Mayor’s Office of Communications
55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500 • Atlanta, Georgia 30303
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 22, 2016
City of Atlanta Announces Christmas and New Year’s Holiday Schedule for the Atlanta Streetcar
ATLANTA – The City of Atlanta announced today the holiday schedules for the Atlanta Streetcar.
The Atlanta Streetcar will maintain normal operating hours for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Saturday service runs from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Sunday service runs from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
The Atlanta Streetcar will run a modified schedule for New Year’s Eve to accommodate large crowds expected to attend holiday events in the Downtown area. On Saturday, December 31 the Streetcar will operate from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and then will resume normal operating hours on Sunday, January 1, running from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
The Atlanta Streetcar is the first transit system in the metropolitan Atlanta area to offer riders a smartphone app to purchase fares and track real-time arrivals. The mobile app provides passengers a convenient way to pay for public transportation when visiting restaurants, shops and Atlanta’s world-class tourist destinations, including the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Center and Historic Site, the Center for Civil and Human Rights, the Georgia Aquarium, and the College Football Hall of Fame. All Atlanta residents and visitors are invited to download the app from Google Play and the Apple app store and make the Streetcar part of their holiday plans.
The City of Atlanta is closed for business on Friday, December 23, 2016 and Monday, December 26, 2016 in observance of the Christmas holiday. The City will also be closed for business on Monday, January 2, 2017 in observance of the New Year’s holiday.
For more information, visit www.theatlantastreetcar.com
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