advertisment related MARTA - Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority

MARTA logo
Search   |   Mobile Site   |   Text Only Site   |   Contact Us   |   Site Map   

MARTA Facebook click for more information MARTA CEO Twitter MARTA YouTube MARTA Flickr MARTA Instagram MARTA Pinterest Sign-up for alerts
layout image
   
 
 

Home > News And Events

ItsMARTA ItsMARTA ItsMARTA
 

line
  MARTA Home

 
itsmarta itsmarta itsmarta
 


 --- CALLING HOURS: ---

Routes/Scheduling Information:
404-848-5000
Monday - Friday: 7am to 7pm
Weekends & Holidays: 8am to 5pm

Customer Services Center:
Monday - Friday: 8am to  5pm

Customer Service email address
custserv@itsmarta.com

TTY/TDD Phone Number:
(Hearing Impaired)
(404) 848-5665

 

 

 

BlueBullet NEWS & EVENTS

Train Control and SCADA Systems Upgrade

traing control systemUpgrading for Future Needs

MARTA is committed to provide the most technologically advanced train control system available in the transit industry. Despite budget constraints, we are making safety critical infrastructure improvements a priority. The train control improvements will not only be robust, but it is designed to be sustainable for future needs. Our partner in this project is Alstom Signaling Inc., a global leader in transit technology and innovation. Together, we will completely overhaul our automated train control and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) computer systems.


"This project is a demonstration of our commitment to move forward with the next generation of automated train control and safety systems. It also positions MARTA to broaden its reach in terms of creating an integrated transit network that will have the capacity to serve the entire Atlanta region." 
Beverly A. Scott, Ph.D. General Manager/CEO


train control led
Why are we upgrading the system?

While MARTA is still in a state of good repair, our systems are becoming increasingly difficult to upgrade and maintain because of equipment and software obsolescence. Down time has increasingly impacted operations and service to our patrons.

What will the upgrades do?

The new system will be a single integrated platform that will direct all train movements, control third rail power, enable better monitoring and communications,and allow for faster response times.

What will this mean to MARTA riders?

  • Improve on-time performance
  • Provide real time information
  • Increase overall reliability


customers in rail stationWhen will the upgrades happen?

  • System design is already in progress
  • Implementation begins July 2012
  • Construction complete December 2014
  • "Go Live" July 2015

MARTA will provide new information and progress reports in the months to come. 

 

 

 

marta logo large


Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority image


Home     |    Plan Your Trip     |     How to Ride MARTA     |    Advertise with MARTA    |     Contact Us    
 |     Site Map

Using MARTA    |    Schedules & Maps    |     Fares & Discounts   |    News & Events    |     About MARTA    |     Privacy & Disclaimers

   

Select a Language:

Regional System Partners:

Spanish French Japanese Chinese Korean German
TTY Schedule (404) 848-5665

Copyright ©2009 MARTA. All Rights Reserved.

Cobb LINC GRTA Xpress Gwinnett Transit GA 400 Toll information
 
  layout image layout image layout image