Mayor’s Office of Communications
55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500 • Atlanta, Georgia 30303
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 13, 2017
City of Atlanta Announces Modified Route and Schedule for the Atlanta Streetcar in Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
ATLANTA – The City of Atlanta today announced the Atlanta Streetcar will operate on a modified weekday schedule on Monday, January 16, 2017 for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.
Streetcar service will begin at 6:00 a.m. on Monday and run on a reduced route between Centennial Olympic Park and Dobbs Plaza until 1:30 p.m. Regular service will be suspended between 1:30 and approximately 5:30 p.m. due to the MLK March occurring during that time.
In coordination with planned neighborhood MLK events, the Streetcar will use Fort Street instead of Jackson Street as its eastern turn-around point between 6:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. only. Passengers should use the Dobbs Plaza stop instead of the Edgewood at Hilliard and King Historic District stops, which will be closed for the morning hours.
The City recommends riders plan ahead to prepare for anticipated heavy crowd accumulation and subsequent foot traffic at or near platform stops in the designated areas.
Regular service will resume at approximately 5:45 p.m. or as soon as traffic clears and continue until 11:00 p.m. serving all stops. Normal service hours will resume Tuesday, January 17, 2017.
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 take a ride on the Atlanta Streetcar.
For more information, visit www.theatlantastreetcar.com.
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