Arts Center (MARTA station)

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Arts Center
MARTA rapid transit station
Arts Center Transit Station (MARTA).JPG
Station statistics
Address 1255 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
Coordinates 33°47′23″N 84°23′16″W / 33.789705°N 84.387789°W / 33.789705; -84.387789Coordinates: 33°47′23″N 84°23′16″W / 33.789705°N 84.387789°W / 33.789705; -84.387789
Line(s)
Connections CCT, GCT, GRTA
Structure type Underground
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Parking 33 spaces; limited free daily parking
Other information
Opened December 18, 1982
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code N5
Breeze Card Yes
Traffic
Passengers (2007) 7200 (daily)[1] Steady 0%
Services
Preceding station   MARTA   Following station
toward Airport
Red Line
Gold Line
toward Doraville

The Arts Center Station is an underground metro station on the Red and Gold lines of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) rail system.

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, the Museum of Design Atlanta, Savannah College of Art and 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, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, weekday Xpress bus service, Cobb Community Transit, the EarthLink headquarters building and the Alliance Theatre.

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 provide 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 was 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.[2]

There is also a Zipcar parked in the parking lot.

Station layout[edit]

U - Upper Level
G Street Level Entrance/Exit, bus loops
M Mezzanine Fare barriers
P
Platform level
Southbound Gold Line toward Airport (Midtown)
Red Line toward Airport (Midtown)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Northbound Gold Line toward Doraville (Lindbergh Center )
Red Line toward North Springs (Lindbergh Center)

Bus routes[edit]

  • Route 37 - Defoors Ferry Road / Atlantic Station
  • Route 110 - Peachtree Street / "The Peach"

Connections with other transit systems[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ MARTA Facts
  2. ^ "MARTA Provisions for Future Extensions". nycsubway.org. Retrieved 2009-12-22. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Arts Center (MARTA station) at Wikimedia Commons