Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Construction brings back a piece of Atlanta's transportation nostalgia.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Tuesday, May 14
by Martin Bugajski Construction continues on the 2.7 mile long Atlanta Streetcar. Watch as crews excavate the original 1880s rails from underneath Downtown streets and work to bring back the fun of days gone by. When complete, the Streetcar route will accommodate daily transit customers as well as visitors to some of Atlanta’s most popular tourist destinations including Centennial Olympic Park, the World of Coca-Cola, the new College Football Hall of Fame, the future National Center for Civil and Human Rights and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic site. This is the first in a series of videos on the Atlanta Streetcar as captured by Immovable Media.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Rail line to come online in 2014.
OLD FOURTH WARD — The construction crunch on Edgewood Avenue is beginning to give way to what eventually will be the Atlanta Streetcar. The $90 million project, which is expected to go into service next year, will create a rail route that links Old Fourth Ward to Centennial Olympic Park Downtown. Last week we saw rail lines being laid in the ground. Light rail is a popular mode of transportation in many world cities including Los Angeles, Boston and Amsterdam and Berlin, among others. When built and functional do you think it will prove to be popular with metro Atlantans as well as tourists? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
City crews will work from Jan. 10 through Jan. 14 as part of the streetcar's East Loop construction.
Wednesday, January 9
The city of Atlanta's Department of Public Works issued this advisory regarding the Old Fourth Ward's Butler Street District: City contractor crews are working to lower water services to facilitate Streetcar construction at the East Loop. WHAT: Street closure along Edgewood Avenue between Jackson Street and Fort Street. WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 10 to Monday, Jan. 14, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. DETAILS: Intersections at Jackson Street, W.H. Borders Drive, Hilliard St and Fort Street will remain open to accommodate traffic and the detour routes. Travel along Auburn Avenue and Edgewood Avenue may be challenging over the next several months due to construction activity. In an effort to minimize construction delays, please follow posted detour route …