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"New Old Canal Street Line" Top 5 Page for this destination Streetcars Tip by grandmaR

Streetcars, New Orleans: 14 reviews and 26 photos

  Canal Street streetcar - route 42 cemeteries
by grandmaR

The re-established Canal Street Line (#42-45) runs from the foot of Canal Street at the Mississippi River, along Canal Street, to Carrollton Avenue. An extension of this line runs out to either the Cemeteries (route 42) or to New Orleans City Park for access to the New Orleans Museum of Art (route 45). These cars and the Riverfront line cars are red.


Post Katrina - the red cars were destroyed so part of the Canal Street Line and the Riverfront Line is now using the historic olive green St. Charles Line streetcars.


The streetcars run twenty-four hours a day, except during Mardi Gras parades. During peak hours, they come along about every five minutes.

The seat backs reverse, so you can adjust them to face your companions.

To stop the streetcar, pull the overhead wire. The conductors are usually happy to call out your stop if you tell them where you want to go.

The fares are the same as for the buses - $1.25 in exact change (they will take dollar bills), or $5.00 for all day. Plus if you have a Medicare card you can ride for 40 cents with free transfers.

Address: St. Charles and Canal to Carrollton
Phone: 504.827.7802

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 19, 2005
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