Patricia Harris-Morehead, (615) 880-3943
Wendy Smith, (615) 862-6194
Order special Music City Star train tickets to Nashville fireworks
NASHVILLE – The Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee (RTA) will once again operate its special Music City Star train on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 from Lebanon to downtown Nashville for the Music City fireworks at Riverfront Park.
“Last year’s train to the Riverfront celebration was a success. All 900 tickets sold out quickly, and we encourage people to order their tickets now,” RTA Director of Communications Patricia Harris-Morehead said. “We are looking forward to another successful year and welcoming everyone back.”
The train is scheduled to depart from the Lebanon Station at 4 p.m., stop in Martha at 4:13 p.m., Mt. Juliet at 4:24 p.m., Hermitage at 4:33 p.m., Donelson at 4:44 p.m. and arrive at Nashville’s Riverfront Station at 5 p.m. The return train to Lebanon leaves 30 minutes after the conclusion of the Nashville fireworks.
An allotment of 900 tickets will be available to the general public and cost $12 for a round-trip ticket. Parking is free at all of the outlying stations.
Customers will receive only one ticket for the round-trip and will need to show the ticket to the conductor when boarding on both trips. Children age 4 and under will not need a ticket to board; however, they will be required to sit in their parent’s lap. Weekday Music City Star tickets and passes are not accepted on the July 4th train.
In order to ensure that passengers traveling together will be seated in the same passenger car, tickets will have a car number assigned on them. Passengers should enter that specific car at their requested station. After the fireworks, passengers should be seated in that same train car for easier exiting at their designated station.
Tickets are available for purchase online at musiccitystar.org or nashvillemta.org with a credit card and over the phone by calling (615) 862-5925. Online tickets will be on sale until 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 22 or until they are sold out, whichever comes first. Tickets will not be for sale July 4th on the platforms.
Backpacks and folding chairs will be allowed onboard. Any items that will not fit underneath the seat, such as large coolers, bikes and wagons, are not permitted on the train.
For more information, contact Customer Care at (615) 862-5950 from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sundays or visit the RTA Web site at musiccitystar.org.
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Editor’s Note: To request this information in an alternative format, please call 862-5950 and ask to speak with the ADA Coordinator.