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MARTA Track Renovation Information

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WEEKEND OF MAY 2 & MAY 3, 2015
20-Minute Service to Airport

 

In order to accommodate scheduled track work, MARTA will modify rail service Saturday, May 2 & Sunday, May 3, 2015. Customers traveling this Saturday are advised to please allow extra time for their trip.

All GOLD Line trains will run on a modified 20 minute single-tracking schedule. Rail service between Lindbergh Center and Airport Stations will be every 20 minutes. North Springs customers traveling from the Airport must board the Gold Line train and transfer at Lindbergh Center to the Red Line for North Springs service. Customers traveling from North Springs will need to transfer to a Gold Line train at Lindbergh Center Station in order to continue southbound to the Airport.

Red/Gold Platform Changes:

At Five Points, Peachtree Center, and Civic Center, all trains will board on the southbound platforms.

All BLUE AND GREEN Line trains will run on a modified 24minute single-tracking schedule.

Blue/Green Platform Changes:

(Saturday) At Ashby, Vine City and Bankhead, all trains will board on the westbound platforms.
(Sunday) At Ashby, Vine City and Bankhead, all trains will board on the eastbound platforms 


FUTURE DATES

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 WEEKEND OF SATURDAY MAY 9 & SUNDAY, MAY 10
 
20-Minute Service to Airport

 

In order to accommodate scheduled track work, MARTA will modify rail service Saturday, May 9 & Sunday, May 10, 2015. Customers traveling this Saturday are advised to please allow extra time for their trip.

All GOLD Line trains will run on a modified 20 minute single-tracking schedule. Rail service between Lindbergh Center and Airport Stations will be every 20 minutes. North Springs customers traveling from the Airport must board the Gold Line train and transfer at Lindbergh Center to the Red Line for North Springs service. Customers traveling from North Springs will need to transfer to a Gold Line train at Lindbergh Center Station in order to continue southbound to the Airport.

Red/Gold Platform Changes:

At Lakewood and Oakland City,  all trains will board on the northbound platform.

All BLUE AND GREEN Line trains will run on a modified 20minute single-tracking schedule

Blue/Green Platform Changes:

At Ga Dome, Five Points, GA State, and King Memorial all trains will board on the westbound platforms



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  WEEKEND OF SATURDAY MAY 16 & SUNDAY, MAY 17
 
 20-Minute Service to Airport

In order to accommodate scheduled track work, MARTA will modify rail service Saturday, May 16 & Sunday, May 17, 2015. Customers traveling this Saturday are advised to please allow extra time for their trip.

All GOLD Line trains will run on a modified 20 minute single-tracking schedule. Rail service between Lindbergh Center and Airport Stations will be every 20 minutes. North Springs customers traveling from the Airport must board the Gold Line train and transfer at Lindbergh Center to the Red Line for North Springs service. Customers traveling from North Springs will need to transfer to a Gold Line train at Lindbergh Center Station in order to continue southbound to the Airport.

Red/Gold Platform Changes:

At Five Points, Peachtree Center, and Civic, all trains will board on the northbound platforms.

 All BLUE AND GREEN Line trains will run on a modified 20 minute single-tracking schedule.  

Blue/Green Platform Changes:

(Saturday) At East Lake and Decatur, all trains will board on the eastbound platforms.  

(Sunday) At East Lake and Decatur, all trains will board on the westbound platforms

 


Why is Track Renovation  being done Now?

MARTA started work in 2003 to rebuild and upgrade all 48 miles of track. Our trains have run every day for over 25 years – this work is necessary to keep the system strong for the next 25 years and beyond. 

The Track Renovation is part of a major capital program that also includes the overhaul of over 200 of MARTA’s rail cars. When complete, customers will benefit from a virtually new system that will run efficiently and be more reliable.

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How does this work affect rail service?

MARTA has parallel tracks all along its Red, Gold, Blue and Green lines – allowing for one train to run in each direction during normal operations. As individual sections of track are being repaired, trains must share a single track through the affected area. This “single tracking” can result in delays in rail service.

We are doing our best to disrupt MARTA customers as little as possible during this process; however, some work during regular service hours cannot be avoided. The majority of the work is being done late at night and during weekends.

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Track work is part of an $80 million capital program to renovate all 48 miles of MARTA rail. This, combined with a separate program to rehabilitate existing rail cars, will provide MARTA customers with a virtually new system when complete. More...

For more information, call MARTA's Customer Information Center
at (404) 848-5000.

 



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