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Review of RTA - Streetcars

RTA - Streetcars
Ranked #4 of 317 things to do in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Get wherever you want to go in New Orleans with the Regional Transit Authority (RTA). Our extensive network of buses and streetcars winds throughout every neighborhood of the Crescent City. From Uptown to Downtown, from Lakeview to the Lower Nine, from Mid-City across the Mississippi River and to the parish lines, the RTA goes there.As streetcars glide underneath grand live oaks and past stately mansions, they offer up relaxing views of the beauty, charm and history of New Orleans for little cost. When riders board these historic vehicles they are boarding a piece of movable New Orleans history. The RTA operates three streetcar lines: the famous, historic St. Charles line, the Canal Street line, and the Riverfront line. All lines either run along or intersect with Canal Street in the area between the French Quarter and the Central Business District (CBD) connecting Uptown/Garden District, Carrollton, Mid-City, City Park and the Marigny. The RTA is currently adding more Streetcar lines.
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

The street cars go down the major streets. It is only $3 per adult for a 24 hour pass. They are very clean, but can get crowded at times. The conductors are nice and helpful if you need any help going somewhere.

Thank christinamcneely
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Streetcars are a great way to get around. My biggest problem was waiting for them to show up. So, sometimes we ended up walking.

Thank Karla R
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

A 24 hour pass costs only $3. Bring exact change to buy a ticket or tickets inside any trolley. Just inform the driver BEFORE putting money in the machine that you want a 24 hour pass (or any pass). Then driver will set the machine appropriately. Each time you board, show the driver the expiration date on your ticket. DO NOT insert ticket into the machine. You can also buy the pass online with additional 50 cent charge. You use your smartphone instead of a paper ticket to board the trolley. The RTA app provides additional information on trolley routes.

There appears to be a dress code. The driver asked a male coming on board to button up his shirt. (The male complied.)

If your destination is less than a mile, you could get there faster by walking. The trolley arrived about every ten minutes at its station. Several members in our group had leg issues and were happy this mode of transportation was available. (Uber was used for longer distances and when time was an issue.)

Besides the short travels, our group took the trolleys for round trip to Garden District and also to Metairie Cemetery. During the Garden District trip, we noticed other passengers lifting the window up. It was a wonderful trip to view the houses and take pictures.

2  Thank Harold H
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

We had a difficult time finding information on the street cars, times, stops, maps. I had to get information from one of the many homeless people on the street.

Thank lisangell
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

Any Line Is Fine, Just be willing to squeeze around other paasengers from time to time as the travellers come and go.

Thank 1washout
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