More Than 680,000 Have Taken Atlanta Streetcar

More than 680,000 people have taken a trip aboard the Atlanta Streetcar since it opened on Dec. 30, 2014, according to the office of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.

The 2.7-mile streetcar line connects with MARTA, the city’s transit system. City officials say the line takes tourists to and from many of the city’s popular downtown attractions, including Centennial Olympic Park, CNN Center, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and the Georgia Aquarium.

A one-way trip on the new line takes roughly 10 minutes. The new streetcar line, which has12 stops and four electric streetcars, is the first such system in Atlanta in more than 60 years.

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