Downtown Atlanta’s Newest Attraction!
What’s all the hype about?
I know, I know. Technically, the Atlanta Streetcar is making a comeback rather than an introduction, but as a senior at Georgia State who wasn’t alive in 1949 when Atlanta’s original streetcar was phased out, I’m pretty excited and you should be too; that is, if you’re a student or soon to be student in the city! (See what I did there?)
After years of construction and delays, (seriously, I was a freshman at Georgia State when it started) the Atlanta Streetcar began passenger service on December 30, 2014.
Not only is the Atlanta streetcar convenient, with a loop that runs 2.7 miles and passes through historic sites on Auburn Avenue and just about every other major attracton—including, Centennial Olympic Park, The World of Coca-Cola, the Center for Civil and Human Rights, The Georgia Aquarium, CNN, The Ferris Wheel, and the College Football Hall of Fame— it’s free for the first three months of operation!
There’s also no need to worry if you happen to miss the Atlanta streetcar at one of its 12 stops. You can expect another one in 15 minutes.
If you’re a freshman or incoming freshman, you’ll never dread having a class at the overly-criticized-for-being-too-far-away-from-the-dorms Aderhold Learning Center. Just hop on the streetcar at Auburn Ave, and kick back and relax until you reach the Park Place stop. Voilà!
Don’t believe me?
Here are some photos taken on our campus of Downtown Atlanta’s Newest Attraction: The Streetcar.