The Metropolitan Area Transit Authority operates three
heritage trolley lines through and near downtown Memphis.
Many of the vehicles are restored original streetcars; others are
replicas. Several different classes of unit operate, and a
variety of colorful exterior paint schemes helps to make riding the
system an interesting and fun experience.
The original line is the Main Street Trolley, which dates to 1993. About
four years later the Riverfront Loop was put into operation. The
newest route, the Madison Ave. Line, started in 2004.
In this view along Main St. in center city a Loop car is heading
northbound, while a Main Street vehicle passes by in the other