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For alternative language and ADA formats (FREE of charge) contact (404) 848-4037.  For those patrons requiring further accommodations, information can be obtained by calling the Telephone Device for the Deaf (TDD) at 404 848-5665.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                     CONTACT: Lyle V. Harris
May 13, 2014                                                                                                (404) 395-4938

 

MARTA Launching Rail and Bus Service Improvements

Shorter wait times for Rush Hour Customers

In response to customer demand, MARTA is adding more frequent bus and train service starting this weekend.

The rail changes will begin on May 19 on the Red and Gold lines from the Airport to Lindbergh stations and on the Blue and Green lines from Ashby to Candler Park stations.

During weekday peak hours (approximately 6 a.m. – 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.) customer wait times will be reduced to five minutes on the trunk (before the lines split) and 10-minute headways on the branches. As a result of the service frequencies and in effort to continue to reinvest in service improvements, MARTA will now run four-car trains on the Red and Gold lines (North and South). The number of cars on the Blue and Green lines will not change.

During the weekday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., trains will run every 12 minutes on each of the lines with a frequency of six minutes on the trunk.

In January, MARTA held four community sessions to discuss the proposed service modifications. MARTA’s rail service frequency improvements are being supported, in part, by federal funding designated to the transit system by the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC). The metropolitan planning organization has allocated more than $7 million over a multi-year period to reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality in the Atlanta region. 

MARTA has planned ongoing construction and infrastructure improvements to maintain a state of good repair on equipment and tracks. These improvements are necessary for the customers’ safety. In an effort to lessen the inconvenience to customers, this work will take place on the weekend (Saturday and Sunday) and trains will continue to operate every 20 minutes on each line and, when necessary, every 24 minutes.

The agency is also increasing the frequency for bus service on approximately 17 routes including weekdays, Saturdays and Sundays. These bus changes will commence Saturday, May 17.

This improvement will amount to an additional 23 trips each weekday, 99 trips on Saturday and 55 trips on Sunday.

Other bus routes have schedule changes, and five of the seven routes previously diverted due to the Atlanta Streetcar construction are returning to their old routing. However, no changes will be made to routes 99 and 186 due to an increase in ridership during the construction.


MARTA SERVICE CHANGES
Effective May 17, 2014
 

Several of MARTA's bus routes are being modified to improve overall service and on-time performance. The following changes will go into effect on Saturday, May 17, 2014. For additional information, call us at (404) 848-5000.

Route Days Affected

Service Change Description

1 - Centennial Olympic Park / Coronet Way

Map | Schedule

 Weekdays, Saturdays & Sundays Route 1 will return to the previous alignment prior to the Atlanta Streetcar construction operating along Centennial Olympic Park Drive between Ivan Allen Blvd. and Marietta Street. Service along Marietta Street between Ivan Allen Blvd. and Centennial Olympic Park Drive will be discontinued. Trip times will be revised to reflect service changes. All other routing and service frequencies remain unchanged.

2 - Ponce De Leon Avenue / Moreland Avenue

Map | Schedule

 Weekdays & Saturdays  Some weekday trip times will be adjusted to improve bus to rail connectivity. Saturday service frequency will be improved from 65 to 40 minutes.

3 - Martin Luther King Jr. Dr/Auburn Avenue

Map | Schedule

 Weekdays, Saturdays & Sundays  Route 3 will return to the previous alignment prior to the Atlanta Streetcar construction operating along Auburn Avenue between Peachtree and Jackson Streets and Jackson Street between John Wesley Dobbs and Auburn Avenue. Service along Wall Street, Central Avenue, Peachtree Center Avenue, John Wesley Dobbs Avenue between Peachtree Center Avenue and Irwin Street, Irwin Street between John Wesley Dobbs Avenue and Jackson Street, Courtland Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive between Courtland Street and Central Avenue will be discontinued. Some trip times will be adjusted to improve bus to rail connectivity. All other routing and service frequencies remain unchanged.

5 - Piedmont Road / Sandy Springs

Schedule only 

 Sundays The service frequency will be improved from 35 to 25 minutes between 8:30a.m.-3:30p.m.

8 - North Druid Hills Rd.

Map | Schedule

 Weekdays Trip times will be revised to improve schedule adherence. The service frequencies remain unchanged

9 - Toney Valley /Peachcrest Rd.

Map | Schedule

 Weekdays The service frequency for A.M. peak trips (6:00a.m.-9:00a.m.) departing Cook Road and Gresham Road will be improved from 25 to 20 minutes and the trips departing Kensington Station will be adjusted from 25 to 30 minutes. The service frequency for P.M. peak trips (3:00p.m.-7:00p.m.) departing Kensington Station will be improved from 25 to 20 minutes and the trips departing Cook Road and Gresham Road will be adjusted from 25 to 30 minutes to improve schedule adherence. The midday and evening service frequency remains unchanged at 45 minutes.  

12 - Howell Mill / Cumberland

Map | Schedule

Weekdays & Saturdays  The weekday peak periods (6:00a.m.-9:00a.m. and 3:00p.m.-7:00p.m.) service frequency will be improved from 20 to 15 minutes between Midtown Station and Howell Mill Road and Northside Parkway. Service to Cumberland Transfer Center will be adjusted to operate every 30 minutes during weekday peak periods. Route 12 will operate a short turn alignment via Howell Mill Road, Northside Parkway, Peachtree Battle Avenue (Inbound), and West Wesley Road (outbound) when not operating to Cumberland Transfer Center during weekday peak periods only. Saturday trip times will be revised to improve trip spacing with Cobb County Route 10 at the Cumberland Transfer Center. 

16 - Noble

Map | Schedule

Weekdays, Saturdays & Sundays  Route 16 will return to the previous alignment prior to the Atlanta Streetcar construction operating along Auburn Avenue between Courtland and Peachtree Streets, and Peachtree Street between Auburn Avenue and Wall Street. Additionally, the new outer terminus for Route 16 will be located at Executive Park Drive and Executive Park East due to street alterations at North Druid Hills Road and Briarcliff Road. Some trip times will be adjusted but service frequencies remain unchanged. 

21 - Memorial Drive

Map | Schedule

 Weekdays, Saturdays & Sundays Weekday trip times will be revised to improve schedule adherence. The Saturday and Sunday service frequency will be improved from 35 to 25 minutes between 9:30am-7:00pm.  

33 - Briarcliff Road/Lenox

Schedule only

 Sundays Trip times will be revised to improve schedule adherence. The service frequencies remain unchanged. 

34 - Gresham/Clifton Springs

Map | Schedule

 Weekdays Trip times will be revised to improve schedule adherence. The service frequencies remain unchanged. 

39 - Buford Highway

Map | Schedule

 Saturdays & Sundays The Saturday and Sunday service frequency will be improved from 15 to 12 minutes between 6:00a.m.-7:00p.m.  

42- Pryor Road/McDaniel Street

Map | Schedule

 Saturdays Trip times will be revised to improve schedule adherence. The late night trips (after 9:30p.m.) service frequency will be improved from 40 to 35 minutes.  

50 - Donald E Hollowell Pkwy.

Schedule only

 Saturdays The service frequency will be improved from 60 to 30 minutes from start of service until 8:00p.m. 

51 - Joseph E. Boone Boulevard / Dixie Hills

Map | Schedule

 Weekdays, Saturdays & Sundays The weekday P.M. peak (3:00p.m.-7:00p.m.) service frequency will be improved from 20 to 15 minutes to address passenger crowding. Saturday and Sunday trip times will be revised to improve schedule adherence. 

53 - Skipper Drive/West Lake Avenue

Map | Schedule

 Weekdays The service frequency will be improved from 40 to 35 minutes all day until 8:00pm. The service frequency after 8:00pm remains unchanged at 60 minutes.  

55 - Jonesboro Rd/Hutchens Rd

Schedule only

Weekdays  Two earlier inbound trips departing Jonesboro Road and Old Conley Road will be implemented. (4:51a.m. & 5:11a.m.)  

56 - Adamsville/Collier Heights

Schedule only

 Weekdays Trips times will be adjusted to address operational efficiencies and improve bus to rail connectivity. 

67 - West End / Dixie Hills

Map | Schedule

 Weekdays, Saturdays & Sundays Route 67 will be modified to operate along Anderson Avenue between Tiger Flowers Drive and Joseph E. Boone Blvd., Joseph E. Boone Blvd., Aurora Avenue, Morehouse Drive, and Morris Brown Avenue on all service days. Trips times will be revised to accommodate the service modification. Service frequencies remain unchanged.  

68 - Donnelly/Beecher

Map | Schedule

 Weekdays, Saturdays & Sundays Trip times will be revised to improve schedule adherence. The service frequency remains unchanged. 

82 - Camp Creek / Welcome All

Map | Schedule

 Weekdays Route 82 will be modified to provide service to the Social Security Administration Office via Centre Parkway and N. Commerce Drive between Centre Parkway and Shelby Lane during A.M. and P.M. peak periods (6:00a.m.-9:00a.m. and 3:00p.m.-7:00p.m.) on weekdays only. Trip times will be revised to accommodate the service modifications.  

83 - Campbellton / Greenbriar

Schedule only

Weekdays & Sundays  Some weekday trip times will be adjusted to improve bus to rail connectivity. The Sunday service frequency will be improved from 20 to 18 minutes. 

85 - Roswell / Mansell Rd

Schedule only

 Weekdays, Saturdays & Sundays Some trip times will be adjusted to improve bus to rail connectivity. Service frequencies remain unchanged. 

87 - Roswell Rd./Morgan Falls

Schedule only

 Weekdays Trip times will be revised to improve schedule adherence. The service frequency remains unchanged. 

89 - Flat Shoals Road/Scofield Road

Schedule only

 Saturdays & Sundays The Saturday and Sunday service frequency will be adjusted from 18 to 20 minutes.  

102 - Moreland/Candler Park

Map | Schedule

 Weekdays & Saturdays Some weekday trip times will be adjusted to improve bus to rail connectivity. The Saturday service frequency will be improved from 65 to 40 minutes.  

107 - Glenwood Road

Map | Schedule

Weekdays  The weekday A.M. and P.M. peak periods (6:00a.m.-9:00a.m. and 3:00p.m.-7:00p.m.) service frequencies will be adjusted from 15 to 20 minutes to improve route performance.  

110 - Peachtree St./"The Peach"

Map | Schedule

Weekdays, Saturdays & Sundays  Route 110 will return to the previous alignment prior to the Atlanta Streetcar construction operating along Peachtree Street between Peachtree Center Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. The route will continue Martin Luther King Jr. Drive to Broad Street and Alabama Street. Service along Peachtree Center Avenue, Ellis Street, Courtland Street, Martin Luther King Jr. Drive between Courtland Street and Central Avenue, Central Avenue, Pryor Street, and Wall Street between Peachtree Street and Central Avenue will be discontinued. Trip times will be revised to reflect the service change. All other routing and service frequencies remain unchanged. 

111 - Snapfinger Woods Dr. /Stonecrest

Map | Schedule

 Weekdays One earlier inbound trip (4:30a.m.) departing Stonecrest Trace will be implemented. Other trip times may be adjusted to improve route performance. 

115 - Covington Highway/South Hairston Rd

Schedule only

Weekdays  The service frequency for A.M. peak (6:00a.m.-9:00a.m.) trips departing Kensington Station will be adjusted from 15 to 25 minutes. The service frequency for P.M. peak (3:00p.m.-7:00p.m.) trips departing Main and Swift Streets will be adjusted from 15 to 25 minutes to improve schedule adherence. Additionally, the night trips will be adjusted to improve rail to bus connectivity at Kensington Station.  

119 - Kensington/Hairston Rd.

Map | Schedule

 Saturdays & Sundays Trip times will be revised to improve schedule adherence. The service frequency remains unchanged. Additionally, the night (after 7:00p.m.) service frequency will be improved from 60 to 40 minutes. 

121 - Stone Mountain / Memorial Drive

Map | Schedule

Saturdays & Sundays  Some trip times will be revised to improve rail to bus connectivity. The service frequency remains unchanged. 

121L - Stone Mountain / Central Drive "Limited"

Weekdays Route 121L will be renamed to Route 221-Stone Mountain/Central Drive "Limited" ( Map | Schedule ). Trip times and service frequency remains unchanged.

140 - North Point/Mansell P/R

Schedule only

Weekdays, Saturdays & Sundays  Trip times will be revised to improve schedule adherence. Some Saturday and Sunday trip times will be adjusted to improve rail to bus connectivity.c 

143 - Windward Park & Ride

Map | Schedule

 Weekdays Trip times will be revised to improve schedule adherence. The service frequency remains unchanged. 

148 - Medical Ctr./Riveredge Pkwy.

Map | Schedule

 Weekdays Route 148 will be modified to operate non-stop along Lake Placid Drive, Kingsport Drive, Northwood Drive, Lake Forrest Drive, Hammond Drive, Mt. Vernon Highway, Powers Ferry Road, New Northside Drive and continue the regular route instead of the current operation on Interstate 285 to improve schedule adherence. Trip times may change but service frequency remains unchanged. 

150 - Perimeter Center/Dunwoody Village

Schedule only

Weekdays, Saturdays & Sundays  Some weekday trips will be adjusted to improve bus to rail connectivity. The Saturday and Sunday service frequency will be adjusted from 50 to 55 minutes to improve schedule adherence.  

155 - Windsor St./Lakewood Ave.

Map |  Schedule 

 Weekdays, Saturdays & Sundays Route 155 will return to the previous alignment prior to the Atlanta Streetcar construction operating along Edgewood Avenue between Piedmont Avenue and Peachtree Street, Piedmont Avenue between Gilmer Street and Edgewood Avenue, and Gilmer Street between Piedmont and Edgewood Avenues. Service along Decatur Street will be discontinued. Trip times will be revised to accommodate the service change and improve schedule adherence. All other routing and service frequencies remain unchanged. 

165 - Fairburn Rd./Barge Rd. Park/Ride

Schedule only

 Weekdays The service frequency for A.M. peak trips (6:00a.m.-9:00a.m.) departing Barge Road Park & Ride will be improved from 20 to 15 minutes and the trips departing Hamilton E. Holmes Station will be adjusted from 20 to 30 minutes. The service frequency for P.M. peak trips (3:00p.m.-7:00p.m.) departing Hamilton E. Holmes Station will be improved from 20 to 15 minutes and the trips departing Barge Road Park & Ride will be adjusted from 20 to 30 minutes to improve schedule adherence. The midday and evening service frequency remains unchanged at 40 minutes.  

180 - Fairburn / Palmetto

Map | Schedule

Weekdays  The service frequency for peak periods (6:00a.m.-9:00a.m. and 3:00p.m.-7:00p.m.) will be improved from 15 to 12 minutes. The midday (9:00a.m.-3:00p.m.) and night (after 7:00p.m.) service frequency will be improved from 30 to 24 minutes. Trip times will be revised to reflect the frequency changes. The new terminus for Route 180 will be Main Street at Toombs Street instead of Main Street at Church Street.  

181 - Buffington Rd./South Fulton P/R

Map | Schedule

 Weekdays The peak periods (6:00a.m.-9:00a.m. and 3:00p.m.-7:00p.m.) service frequency will be improved from 40 to 35 minutes. Trip times will be revised to improve schedule adherence and reflect the frequency change. 

185 - Alpharetta/Holcomb Bridge Rd

Schedule only

 Weekdays Some weekday trips will be adjusted to improve schedule adherence and operational efficiencies. The service frequencies remain unchanged. 

186 - Rainbow Drive / South DeKalb

Map | Schedule

Weekdays  The service frequency for A.M. peak trips (6:00a.m.-9:00a.m.) departing Pryor and Wall Streets will be adjusted from 15 to 30 minutes. The service frequency for P.M. peak trips (3:00p.m.-7:00p.m.) departing Snapfinger Woods Drive and East Wesley Chapel Way will be adjusted from 15 to 30 minutes. Peak frequencies in the most used directions remain unchanged at every 15 minutes. The midday (9:00a.m.-3:00p.m.) and night (after 7:00p.m.) service frequencies will be adjusted from 25 to 30 minutes. These adjustments are made to improve schedule adherence.  
Rail  

Blue Line

Schedule for all Rail Lines
Weekdays The peak periods (6:00a.m.-9:00a.m. and 3:00p.m.-7:00p.m.) service frequency will be improved from 15 to 10 minutes. The midday/base (9:00a.m.-3:00p.m.) service frequency will be improved from 15 to 12 minutes. The early evening (7:00p.m.-8:30p.m.) trips will operate a 12-15 minute service frequency and the night (after 8:30p.m) trips will continue to operate a 20 minute service frequency. Saturday and Sunday service remains unchanged.

Green Line

Schedule for all Rail Lines

Weekdays The peak periods (6:00a.m.-9:00a.m. and 3:00p.m.-7:00p.m.) service frequency will be improved from 15 to 10 minutes. The midday/base (9:00a.m.-3:00p.m.) service frequency will be improved from 15 to 12 minutes. The early evening (7:00p.m.-8:30p.m.) trips will operate a 12-15 minute service frequency and the night (after 8:30p.m) trips will continue to operate a 20 minute service frequency. All trips will operate to Edgewood/Candler Park Station until 9:00 p.m. on weekdays. Saturday and Sunday service remains unchanged.

Gold Line

Schedule for all Rail Lines

Weekdays The peak periods (6:00a.m.-9:00a.m. and 3:00p.m.-7:00p.m.) service frequency will be improved from 15 to 10 minutes. The midday/base (9:00a.m.-3:00p.m.) service frequency will be improved from 15 to 12 minutes. The early evening (7:00p.m.-8:30p.m.) trips will operate a 12-15 minute service frequency and the night (after 8:30p.m) trips will continue to operate a 20 minute service frequency. Saturday and Sunday service remains unchanged.

Red Line

Schedule for all Rail Lines

Weekdays  The peak periods (6:00a.m.-9:00a.m. and 3:00p.m.-7:00p.m.) service frequency will be improved from 15 to 10 minutes. The midday/base (9:00a.m.-3:00p.m.) service frequency will be improved from 15 to 12 minutes. The early evening (7:00p.m.-8:30p.m.) trips will operate a 12-15 minute service frequency and the night (after 8:30p.m) trips will continue to operate a 20 minute service frequency. Saturday and Sunday service remains unchanged.

For alternative language and ADA formats (FREE of charge) contact (404) 848-4037.  For those patrons requiring further accommodations, information can be obtained by calling the Telephone Device for the Deaf (TDD) at 404 848-5665.

 



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