ATLANTA – The first of Atlanta’s Streetcar vehicles has been repaired and is back in service. MARTA shuttle vans, wrapped to look like the streetcar, will continue servicing the route until all vehicles return to service.
MARTA removed the four streetcar vehicles from service on Nov. 29, 2022, after engineers discovered wheel degradation that could pose a safety risk. The wheels on the first streetcar have been replaced and wheels on the other three vehicles will be replaced in the coming weeks.
“After a couple of days of testing, the streetcar is ready to resume its route,” said MARTA Chief Operating Officer George Wright. “We ask that everyone who works, lives, or visits downtown to be mindful that the streetcar is back and to stay clear of its tracks.”
The cost of the replacement wheels for four vehicles was approximately $400,000 and paid through MARTA’s capital budget.