Arts Center (MARTA station)
MARTA rapid transit station
|Address||1255 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
|Connections||CCT, GCT, GRTA|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Parking||33 spaces; limited free daily parking|
|Opened||December 18, 1982|
|Passengers (2007)||7200 (daily) 0%|
The Arts Center Station has four levels: the platform level, the mezzanine level with fare gates facing onto West Peachtree Street, bus bays for bus feeder routes, and the upper level which is located across the street from the Woodruff Arts Center. This is the ninth-busiest station in the MARTA system, handling an average of 14,500 boardings per weekday.
It provides access to The High Museum of Art, The Woodruff Arts Center, Museum of Design Atlanta, Savannah College of Art & Design, Colony Square, The Center for Puppetry Arts, The CW Music Complex Midtown (Center Stage, The Loft, & Vinyl), The 14th Street Playhouse, DeKalb's House, Peachtree Station (Atlanta's AMTRAK Station), One Atlantic Center, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Weekday Xpress bus service, Cobb Community Transit, Earthlink headquarters building and Alliance Theater.
It provides connecting bus service, to Atlantic Station, Buckhead-Lenox-Phipps Plaza, Midtown, Underground Atlanta, Emory Crawford Long Hospital and Piedmont Hospital. Cobb Community Transit provides service to the Cumberland Transfer Center, Marietta Transfer Center and Cumberland Mall. Gwinnett County Transit and GRTA Xpress provides service to Sugarloaf Mills (formerly Discover Mills), and The Mall of Georgia.
Just north of the Arts Center Station is a stub provision for the unbuilt Northwest Line, which was originally intended to run to Cobb County and later truncated to a two-station spur serving the Brookwood neighborhood and Northside Drive. This proposed branch was cancelled in favor of construction of the Red Line to Sandy Springs.
There is also a Zipcar parked in the parking lot.
Connections with other transit systems
- The Atlantic Station free bus shuttle
- The Cobb Community Transit
- The Gwinnett County Transit
- The Georgia Regional Transportation Authority "Xpress"
- The Atlanta AMTRAK station (with bus service to the AMTRAK station provided by MARTA)
Media related to Arts Center (MARTA station) at Wikimedia Commons
- MARTA Station Page
- nycsubway.org Atlanta page
- Peachtree Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
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