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Atlanta Streetcar announces Christmas, NYE schedules

If you're thinking of making the Atlanta Streetcar part of your holiday plans, be aware that it may be running on a modified schedule.

On Thursday, the Streetcar will run its regular schedule from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

On Friday, Dec. 25, the Streetcar will run from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The Streetcar will resume normal weekend operating hours of 8:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday and normal weekday hours of 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Monday.

On Dec. 31, the Streetcar will run a modified schedule from 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to accommodate the large crowds expected to attend holiday events downtown.

On New Years Day, the Streetcar will resume operations from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. The Streetcar will return to normal operating hours of 8:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 2.

The first anniversary of the streetcar opening is Dec. 30, and so far it has provided more than 800,000 trips. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's recently published a series of stories on the streetcar's rocky start.

To see Part 1, (Cling Clang Clunk: Inside the Atlanta Streetcar's first year) click here http://www.myajc.com/news/news/transportation/cling-clang-clunk-inside-the-atlanta-streetcars-fi/npnH7/

To see Part 2, (Second year, second chance for Atlanta Streetcar) click here http://www.myajc.com/news/news/transportation/second-year-second-chance-for-atlanta-streetcar/npnMB/

To learn about the city's ambitious plans to expand the streetcar, click here http://www.myajc.com/news/news/local/atlanta-officials-approve-citywide-streetcar-expan/npg4W/


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