Main Street Trolley
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Old-fashioned public transportation
It's not the most efficient mode of public transportation used by locals, but when Downtown Memphis residents, workers and visitors want to move around the city's core, they often board the Main Street Trolley. The Memphis Area Transit Authority's trolley line has been in existence for more than 20 years, originally traveling north-south along Main Street from the South Main Historic Arts District a couple miles north to the Pinch District near The Pyramid. A few years later a riverfront loop was added, making it possible for anyone to travel through the city's historic core, down the bluff and around along the Mississippi River, all aboard an historic trolley car. An east-west line heading along Madison Avenue through the city's medical district and toward the Midtown neighborhood since has been added. For the quickest way to get around Downtown, you might just want to walk it. But if you want to experience the city's historic main street without the effort, especially during the brutal summers, the trolley is a solid way to go. It certainly adds to the charm of the city's downtown.
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