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Roswell is piloting free downtown trolley service on weekends

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Combined with open-container laws and plenty of bars and restaurants, the service could cater to over-served suburbanites and tourists

A street filled with people, surrounded by old two-story buildings.
Canton Street—the place to be.
Simply Buckhead

The City of Roswell has announced the launch of a weekend trolley service to shuttle visitors between dining and shopping stops in the growing North Fulton destination.

According to the city, the Roswell Trolley was approved by the Roswell City Council earlier this year to ferry patrons from a large municipal parking lot near City Hall to popular restaurants and stores along bustling Canton Street and the Historic Town Square.

Along the two-and-1/2 mile route, the trolley makes nine stops, providing service to at least a dozen restaurants and bars.

Envisioned as a summer pilot program, the service is now available every Friday and Saturday night from 5 to 11 p.m., through Aug. 5.

The new service will likely prove popular for suburbanites looking to have some weekend fun. Coupled with legal “carry out” alcohol, which was instituted two years ago along Canton Street, the Roswell Trolley could allow lushes to let loose.

Once the summer is over, the city council will assess ridership to determine if the service will be continued.

A map of the trolley route.
City of Roswell