New Orleans

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Overview - New Orleans

Located on the Mississippi River south of Lake Pontchartrain, New Orleans is the largest city by population in Louisiana. It has approximately 390,000 inhabitants in the city proper as of 2019. The New Orleans metropolitan area (New Orleans-Metairie) comprised 1,270,530 residents as of the 2019 US Census Bureau Estimate.


New Orleans has four historic streetcar services.

New Orleans Streetcar

Converted to electric trams in 1893, the New Orleans streetcar network consists of five historic streetcar services that serve the city of New Orleans, Louisiana. One service is currently suspended and three others are currently rerouted due to a building collapse adjacent to the tracks.

12 St. Charles

The St. Charles Streetcar is a 21.2 km historic streetcar service on a U-shaped alignment. It runs from Claiborne in the west to Canal in the east via South Carrollton Ave and St. Charles Ave, serving 64 stops of which 18 are only served in a single direction. The above strip map shows the intended service instead of the currently operating service. Currently, there is a transfer to 2 Riverfront instead of a transfer to 47/48 Canal.


As the oldest continuously operating streetcar in the world, the St. Charles Streetcar was opened in 1835. The last major change was in the 1950s when the line was cut back to Claiborne. The St. Charles Streetcar is owned and operated by the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority.


Headways
ServiceM-F MiddayM-F RushSat.Sun.Notes
12 St. Charles9'9'9'9'

Schedules -- Last Updated: Sep 12, 2020

47 Canal-Cemeteries

The Canal-Cemeteries Streetcar is a historic streetcar service on a northwest-southeast alignment. It runs from Cemeteries in the northwest to Canal in the southeast via Canal St, serving 30 stops. The above strip map shows the intended service instead of the currently operating service. Currently, the line goes to the Union Passenger Terminal via Loyola after Elk/Basin and does not serve destinations on Canal St southeast of Rampart.


The Canal-Cemeteries Streetcar was opened in 1861 and was reopened in April 2004 after having been closed in 1964. The Canal-Cemeteries Streetcar is owned and operated by the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority.


Headways
ServiceM-F MiddayM-F RushSat.Sun.Notes
47 Canal-Cemeteries16'16'16'16'

Schedules -- Last Updated: Sep 12, 2020

48 Canal-City Park/Museum

The Canal-City Park/Museum Streetcar is a historic streetcar service on a northwest-southeast alignment. It runs from Museum of Art in the northwest to Canal in the southeast via Canal St, serving 30 stops. The above strip map shows the intended service instead of the currently operating service. Currently, the line terminates at Marais/LaSalle and does not serve destinations on Canal St southeast of Marais/LaSalle.


The Canal-City Park/Museum Streetcar was opened in April 2004. The Canal-City Park/Museum Streetcar is owned and operated by the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority.


Headways
ServiceM-F MiddayM-F RushSat.Sun.Notes
48 Canal-City Park/Museum16'16'16'16'

Schedules -- Last Updated: Sep 12, 2020

2 Riverfront

The Riverfront Streetcar is a 3.2 km historic streetcar service on a north-south alignment. It runs from French Market in the north to John Churchill Chase in the south, serving 9 stations. The above strip map shows the intended service instead of the currently operating service. Currently, the line serves stops along Canal up to Carandolet/Bourbon after Canal St station instead of operating to Julia or John Churchill Chase.


The Riverfront Streetcar was opened in August 1988. The Riverfront Streetcar is owned and operated by the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority.


Headways
ServiceM-F MiddayM-F RushSat.Sun.Notes
2 Riverfront 20'20'20'20'

Schedules -- Last Updated: Sep 12, 2020

49 Rampart-St. Claude

The Rampart-St. Claude (AKA Loyola-UPT) Streetcar is a 2.6 km historic streetcar service on an east-west alignment. It runs from Union Passenger Terminal in the west to Elysium Fields Ave in the east via Loyola, Rampart and St. Claude Avenues, serving 11 stations. Service along the Rampart Streetcar is currently suspended.


The Rampart-St. Claude Streetcar was opened in October 2016. The Riverfront Streetcar is owned and operated by the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority.


Headways
ServiceM-F MiddayM-F RushSat.Sun.Notes
49 Rampart-St. ClaudeNo ServiceNo ServiceNo ServiceNo Service

Schedules -- Last Updated: Sep 12, 2020

References & Helpful Links

New Orleans Streetcars at Wikipedia

Official Website for New Orleans Streetcars: New Orleans Regional Transit Authority


Maps

Official System Map - New Orleans Streetcar [PDF] [Last Accessed Sept 12, 2020]

Official System Map - New Orleans Streetcar (Prior to building collapse) [PDF] [Last Accessed Sept 12, 2020]


Other Sources

New Orleans, USA at Urbanrail.net

Asset Notes

Colors for lines were taken from the bullets on the official Streetcar map as of Sept 12, 2020 (49 uses color from 46 bus bridge).


Last Updated: Sep 13, 2020

Old Maps
Note: Not all maps reflect changes in service. Older maps may contain inaccuracies.
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