Memphis

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Overview - Memphis

Located on the east bank of the Mississippi River across from Arkansas, Memphis is the seat of Shelby County and the second largest city by population in Tennessee. It has approximately 651,000 inhabitants in the city proper as of 2019. The Memphis metropolitan area (Memphis) comprised 1,346,045 residents as of the 2019 US Census Bureau Estimate.


Memphis has a historic streetcar service.

MATA Trolley

Opened 1993, the MATA Trolley consists of three historic streetcar services that serve the city of Memphis, Tennessee. Two of the services are currently out of service.

Main Street Line

The Main Street Line of the MATA Trolley is a historic streetcar service on a North-South alignment. It runs from North End Terminal/William Hudson Transit Center in the north to Central Station in the south via downtown Memphis, serving 14 stations of which two are only served in a single direction and 12 of which are shared with the Riverfront Loop in a single direction only.


The Main Street Line was opened in April 1993. Service was suspended in June 2014 and was reopened in April 2018. The last extension to the line was to Central Station in February 2021. The Main Street Line is operated by the Memphis Area Transit Authority.


Headways
ServiceM-F MiddayM-F RushSat.Sun.Notes
Main12'12'12'12'

Schedules -- Last Updated: Sep 12, 2021

Riverfront Loop

The Riverfront Loop of the MATA Trolley is a historic streetcar service on a loop alignment. It runs along a single directional counterclockwise loop, serving 18 stations of which 12 are shared with the Main Street Line.


The Riverfront Loop was opened in 1997. Service has been suspended since June 2014. The Riverfront Loop is operated by the Memphis Area Transit Authority.


Headways
ServiceM-F MiddayM-F RushSat.Sun.Notes
Riverfront40'40' 40' 40'*1

Schedules -- Last Updated: Sep 12, 2021

*1 - Service currently bustituted

Madison Avenue Line

The Madison Avenue Line of the MATA Trolley is a historic streetcar service on an East-West alignment. It runs from Court in the west to Cleveland Avenue in the east, serving 7 stations.


The Madison Avenue Line was opened in 2004. Service was suspended in June 2014. The Madison Avenue Line is operated by the Memphis Area Transit Authority.


Headways
ServiceM-F MiddayM-F RushSat.Sun.Notes
Madison30'30'30'30'*1

Schedules -- Last Updated: Sep 12, 2021

*1 - Service currently bustituted

References & Helpful Links

MATA Trolley at Wikipedia

Official Website for MATA Trolley: Memphis Area Transit Authority


Maps


Other Sources

Memphis, USA at Urbanrail.net

Asset Notes

Line colors taken from MATA route maps as of Sept 2020


Last Updated: Sep 12, 2021

Old Maps
Note: Not all maps reflect changes in service. Older maps may contain inaccuracies.
2020 09 v12021 09 v1

+ : Line/Station Extension/Opening | x : Line/Station Closure | = : Other Service Change | ! : Map change unrelated to service changes

Changelog:

2020 09 v1 - 2021 09 v1: + Extension: Main Street Line to Central; Main Street Reopening to North End Terminal