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City of Atlanta Announces Amended Schedule and Route for the Atlanta Streetcar in Observance of Fourth of July Holiday

Post Date:06/30/2017 1:02 PM

 

 Mayor’s Office of Communications
55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500 • Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Anne Torres, Director
404-330-6423, office
404-904-2618, cell
amtorres@atlantaga.gov

Jenna Garland, Press Secretary
404-330-6612, office
404-357-5579, cell
jgarland@atlantaga.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 30, 2017

News Release

City of Atlanta Announces Amended Schedule and Route for the Atlanta Streetcar in Observance of July 4th Holiday

ATLANTA – The City of Atlanta today announced the Atlanta Streetcar will run a modified schedule and route on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

The Streetcar will operate under normal hours and on the full route through the holiday weekend, from Saturday, July 1, to Monday, July 3, 2017.

On Tuesday, July 4, the Streetcar will begin service with a delayed start at 9:00 a.m. and run until 11:00 p.m. Beginning at 5:00 p.m., the Streetcar will run an amended route with one vehicle running from Woodruff Park to Park Place. This modified route will accommodate the large crowds expected to attend holiday events in the Downtown area, and will increase wait times from 15 to 20 minutes for each stop. Streetcar operators will monitor ridership and pedestrian traffic conditions; adding an additional vehicle to the amended route, if necessary.

The Streetcar will not stop at Peachtree Center, Carnegie at Spring, Centennial Olympic Park and Luckie at Cone, during the service period from 5:00 to 11:00 p.m.

On Wednesday, July 5, the Streetcar will resume normal operations of 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. with full service to all stops.

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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For more information about the City of Atlanta, please visit http://www.atlantaga.gov or watch City Channel 26. Follow the City of Atlanta on Facebook and Twitter @CityofAtlanta. Follow Mayor Reed on Facebook and Twitter @Kasim Reed

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