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MARTA Track Renovation Information

Single tracking icon        Weekend of September 20 - 21, 2014  

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

(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 Five Points, Peachtree Center and Civic Center , all trains will board on the northbound 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,

FUTURE DATES

Single tracking icon        Weekend of September 27 - 28, 2014  

In order to accommodate scheduled track work, MARTA will modify rail service Saturday and Sunday. Customers traveling this weekend are advised to please allow extra time for their trip.
 
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 Chamblee and Doraville, all trains will board on the northbound platform,

Additionally; At Buckhead, all trains will board on the southbound platform. 

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 eastbound platform,

Single tracking icon  Weekend of October 4 - 5, 2014

In order to accommodate scheduled track work, MARTA will modify rail service Sunday only. Customers traveling this weekend are advised to please allow extra time for their trip. 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 West End and Garnett, all trains will board on the south platform.

Sunday only  Green Line trains will operate between Bankhead and Ashby Stations only. Passengers continuing eastbound or westbound will transfer to Blue Line trains at Vine City or Ashby Station. At Georgia Dome, Five Points, Georgia State and King Memorial, all trains will board on the eastbound 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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