|Above: YouTubeCA video - Atlanta streetcar - Length: 2:46 mins.||Above: YouTubeCA video - The Subway of Atlanta, Georgia 2017 (MARTA) - Length: 8:30 mins.|
INSET: CENTRAL ATLANTA
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RAPID TRANSIT ROUTES
|B||Blue Line||H.E. Holmes - Ashby - Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN Center - Five Points - King Memorial - Edgewood/Candler Park - Decatur - Kensington - Indian Creek|
|GO||Gold Line||Doraville - Brookhaven/Oglethorpe Univ. - Lindbergh Center - North Av. - Peachtree Center - Five Points - West End - Lakewood/ Ft. McPherson - East Point - College Park - Airport (Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport)|
|GR||Green Line||Bankhead - Ashby - Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN Center - Five Points - King Memorial - Edgewood/Candler Park|
|R||Red Line||North Springs - Sandy Springs - Medical Center - Buckhead - Lindbergh Center - North Av. - Peachtree Center - Five Points - West End - Lakewood/ Ft. McPherson - East Point - College Park - Airport (Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport)|
Note: The route designations DL, B, GO, GR and R are for convenience only and are not used by the operator.
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM
- Streetcar line: 4.3 km. (Complete loop route)
- Rapid transit lines: 77 km.
- Mule-drawn streetcars: 8 Sept. 1871 - 1894.
- Steam dummies (Steam-operated streetcars): 1887 - 1894.
- Electric streetcars (1st generation): 22 Aug. 1889 - 10 Apr. 1949.
- Electric streetcars (2nd generation; downtown LRT loop): 30 Dec. 2014 - today.
- Interurbans: 17 July 1905 - 30 Dec. 1946.
- Rapid transit: 30 June 1979 - today.
- Horse-drawn streetcars: ? mm.
- Streetcars (1st generation): 1435 mm.
- Streetcars (2nd generation): 1435 mm.
- Interurbans: 1435 mm.
- Rapid transit: 1435 mm.
- Simons, V. "Big ambitions in Atlanta", Tramways & Urban Transit, Aug. 2019 (82: 980), p.290-293.
- Atlanta Streetcar
- MARTA rail
- Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority
- Streetcars in Atlanta
- Timeline of mass transit in Atlanta
Also, many thanks to Mr Russell Powers of Lone Tree, CO, USA, for kindly sending me copious amounts of information and documents concerning the history of the Atlanta streetcar and interurban systems.
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