Ride the Atlanta Streetcar Free of Charge Through the End of 2015
O riginally meant to be a promotional offer for its first three months of operation, the opportunity to ride as a passenger on the new streetcar in Atlanta free of charge has been extended for the remainder of 2015, according to this announcement posted earlier this week at its official Internet web site.
Here is a map of the route which the streetcar — whose service was officially launched on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 — follows; as well as the list of attractions you can visit near its route:
|Monday through Thursday||6:00 in the morning through 11:00 in the evening|
|Friday||6:00 in the morning through 1:00 in the morning|
|Saturday||8:30 in the morning through 1:00 in the morning|
|Sunday||9:00 in the morning through 11:00 in the evening|
Streetcars run approximately every 10 to 15 minutes, depending on ridership demand and traffic conditions.
You could have a chance to ride on it if you will be in town for the 2015 Freddie Awards, which will occur at the Delta Flight Museum in Atlanta on Tuesday, April 30, 2015. The Delta Heritage Museum underwent extensive renovations and celebrated its grand reopening on June 17, 2014.
If you want to be able to ride on the streetcar but are unable to do so in 2015, the fares for the Atlanta Streetcar listed below are expected to be effective as of Friday, January 1, 2016.
|One Way Trip||Price|
|Child — Up to two children, 46 inches and under with a paid adult*||$0.00|
|One Day Pass||$3.00|
|Weekly Pass — seven days||$11.00|
|Monthly Pass — 30 days||$40.00|
|Visitor Pass — five days||$10.00|
*Children’s Fares: two children up to 46 inches tall can travel at no cost with a paid adult. Each additional child must pay the adult fare. School groups and others traveling with more than two children should contact the Atlanta Streetcar to make special arrangements for travel.
To celebrate the arrival of the Freddie Awards to Atlanta, I intend to post information and photographs of the official venue in the upcoming weeks: the Delta Flight Museum.
Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.