Atlanta

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Overview - Atlanta

Located at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Atlanta is the capital of and the largest city by population in Georgia. It has approximately 486,000 inhabitants in the city proper as of 2017. The Atlanta metropolitan area (Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Rowswell) comprised 5,949,951 residents as of the 2017 US Census Bureau Estimate.


Atlanta's rapid transit network consists of two rapid transit corridors. It also has a modern streetcar running in a loop downtown.

MARTA

Opened 1979, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority's heavy rail rapid transit network consists of two rapid transit trunk lines that serve the city of Atlanta, Georgia and the surrounding suburbs. The total length of the network is 77 km.

East-West Lines (Blue and Green)

The Blue Line (or East-West Line until 2009) is a rapid transit service on an East-West alignment, running from Hamilton E. Holmes in the west to Indian Creek in the east via Five Points in downtown Atlanta. It serves 15 stations.


The Green Line (or Proctor Creek Line until 2009) is a rapid transit service on an East-West alignment, running from Bankhead in the west to Edgewood/Candler Park in the east via Five Points in downtown Atlanta. It serves 9 stations. On weekends, it terminates at King Memorial instead of Edgewood/Candler Park.


The Blue and Green lines share most of their track.


The East-West trunk line was opened in June 1979 and the last extension to the line was in Sept 1993, when the Blue Line was extended to Indian Creek. The Blue and Green Lines are owned and operated by MARTA.


Headways
ServiceM-F MiddayM-F RushSat.Sun.Notes
Blue12'10'10-12'10-12'*1
Green12'10'10-12'10-12'*1

Schedules -- Last Updated: Jan 10, 2020

*1 - Not stated if weekend schedules different from weekday schedules

North-South Lines (Gold and Red)

The Gold Line (or Northeast-South Line until 2009) is a rapid transit service on a Northeast-South alignment, running from Doraville in the northeast to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in the south via Peachtree Center and Five Points in downtown Atlanta. It serves 18 stations.


The Red Line (or North-South Line until 2009) is a rapid transit service on a North-South alignment, running from North Springs in the north to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in the south via Peachtree Center and Five Points in downtown Atlanta. It serves 19 stations.


The Gold and Red lines share most of their track.


The North-South trunk line was opened in April 1981. The branch that formed the Red Line opened in 1996. The last extension to the line was in 2000, when the Red Line was extended to North Springs. The Gold and Red Lines are owned and operated by MARTA.


Headways
ServiceM-F MiddayM-F RushSat.Sun.Notes
Gold12'10'10-12'10-12'*1
Red12'10'10-12'10-12'*1

Schedules -- Last Updated: Jan 10, 2020

*1 - Not stated if weekend schedules different from weekday schedules

Atlanta Streetcar

Opened December 2014, the Atlanta Streetcar is a modern streetcar line serving downtown Atlanta in a loop

Atlanta Streetcar

The Atlanta Streetcar is a 4.3 km loop line serving 12 stops in downtown Atlanta.


The Atlanta Streetcar line was opened in December 2014. The Atlanta Streetcar is owned by the City of Atlanta and is operated by MARTA.


Headways
ServiceM-F MiddayM-F RushSat.Sun.Notes
Streetcar10-15'10-15'10-15'10-15'

Schedules -- Last Updated: Jan 10, 2020

References & Helpful Links

MARTA at Wikipedia

Atlanta Streetcar at Wikipedia

Official Website for MARTA: Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority


Maps

All Official Maps - MARTA

Official System Map - MARTA [PDF] [Last Accessed Mar 25, 2020]


Other Sources

Atlanta, USA at Urbanrail.net

Asset Notes

Rail line colors taken from October 2018 official MARTA system map


Last Updated: Mar 25, 2020

Old Maps
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