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MARTA Track Renovation Information


Single tracking icon    Saturday, November 22, 2014   

In order to accommodate scheduled track work, MARTA will modify rail service "Saturday Only " Customers traveling this weekend are advised to please allow extra time for their trip.

(Saturday only) All RED Line and GOLD Line trains will run on a special 20 minute single-tracking schedule from the Airport. Rail service between Lindbergh Center and Airport Stations will be every 10 minutes. At Sandy Springs, all trains will board on the northbound platform, 

(Saturday only) All Blue Line and Green Line trains will run on a special 24 minute single-tracking schedule. At  Ashby, Vine City, Bankhead, all trains will board on the eastbound platform

FUTURE DATES
Single tracking icon    Weekend of November 29 - 30, 2014   

No single-tracking Thanksgiving weekend

Single tracking icon    Sunday, December 7, 2014

(Sunday only) All GOLD Line trains will run on a special 20 minute single-tracking schedule from Airport. 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. At Lakewood and Oakland City, all trains will board on the southbound platform.

(Sunday only) All Blue and Green line trains will run on a special 20 minute single-tracking schedule. At East Lake and Decatur, all trains will board on the westbound platform.

Single tracking icon    Weekend of December 13 - 14, 2014

(Saturday only) All RED Line and GOLD Line trains will run on a special 20 minute single-tracking schedule from the Airport. Rail service between Lindbergh Center and Airport Stations will be running  at a reduced frequency - every 10 minutes.  At Medical Center, all trains will board on the southbound platform,  



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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