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Streetcars & Transportation

St. Charles Avenue Streetcar Line

River Front Streetcar Line

Canal Street Streetcar Line

Regional Transit Authority Local Bus Service


The St. Charles Streetcar Line is the oldest continuously operating streetcar line in the world. The cars with mahogany seats, brass fittings and exposed ceiling light bulbs have rolled along the "neutral ground" of St. Charles and Carrollton Avenues for more than a century and a half, symbolizing the charm and romance of the City of New Orleans. The route forms a 13.2-mile crescent along St. Charles Ave. in the Central Business District,  through the oldest and most majestic section of uptown New Orleans, and around the Riverbend to the intersection of South Carrollton and Claiborne Avenues. Swaying along St. Charles Avenue through a tunnel of live oaks, the streetcar passes dozens of antebellum mansions, historic monuments, Loyola and Tulane universities, the sweeping grounds of the Audubon Zoological Gardens, shopping centers, fine restaurants and hotels.  A streetcar line also operates along the riverfront and a new Canal St. line opened in 2004.