The Atlanta Streetcar at Woodruff Park for this morning's ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony.
The Atlanta Streetcar at Woodruff Park for this morning’s ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony.

Two Atlanta Streetcars packed with city officials, media and invited guests departed the Dobbs Plaza stop on Edgewood Avenue for a short trip up to Woodruff Park for a festive ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the transit line.

Mayor Kasim Reed, the Atlanta City Council and officials from MARTA, Central Atlanta Progress and other agencies all made remarks at Woodruff Park. The mayor praised the work of everyone involved and said he hoped that the streetcar would be showcased to the world when the new James Bond movie begins filming at Pinewood Studios south of the city. “I want the Atlanta Streetcar to be in the Bond movie,” Reed said.

The 2.7-mile route – running from Centennial Park to The King Center along Edgewood and Aurburn avenues – is free to ride for the first three months. Fares will then cost $1 per passenger per ride. Children under ten ride free, with some restrictions. For more information, a map of stops and schedules, visit

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An Atlanta Streetcar prepares to roll out from Dobbs Plaza at the corner of Auburn Avenue and Fort Street.
Mayor Kasim Reed arrives for the opening of the Atlanta Streetcar.
Media, city officials and invited guests get their first ride on the Atlanta Streetcar.
Pedestrians wave as the Atlanta Streetcar rolls down Auburn Avenue.
The first Atlanta Streetcar riders alight at Woodruff Park.
Mayor Reed cuts the ribbon for the Atlanta Streetcar at Woodruff Park.

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