Decatur (MARTA station)

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MARTA rapid transit station
Decatur MARTA Station platforms.jpg
The platforms at Decatur MARTA Station
Station statistics
Address 400 Church Street
Decatur, GA 30030
Coordinates 33°46′29″N 84°17′44″W / 33.774717°N 84.295588°W / 33.774717; -84.295588Coordinates: 33°46′29″N 84°17′44″W / 33.774717°N 84.295588°W / 33.774717; -84.295588
Structure type underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Parking None
Bicycle facilities 2 spaces
Other information
Opened June 30, 1979
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code E6
Breeze Card Yes
Preceding station   MARTA   Following station
Blue Line
toward Indian Creek

Decatur is an underground train station on the Blue Line of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) rail system in the heart of Decatur, Georgia. This station was opened on June 30, 1979. In 2005, a major renovation of the Church Street entrance to the station was begun that was completed in 2006. The redesign was intended to allow the station to fit in better with the stores and restaurants in the Decatur square. It has 2 tracks and side platforms that serve each track. It is one of the only stations on the Blue Line (besides those located in downtown Atlanta) that is completely underground.

Decatur mainly serves The City of Decatur, and South Dekalb. It provides access to Downtown Decatur-Historic Shopping and Dining District, Atlanta's Dekalb Conventional Visitor's Bureau, Decatur Main Library, Dekalb County Court House, Decatur City Hall, Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur, Devry University, Holiday Inn Plaza Decatur and the Emory-Cliff Shuttle. Bus service is provided at this station to South Dekalb Mall, North Dekalb Mall, Edgewood Retail District, Agnes Scott College, Georgia Perimeter College-Decatur, Dekalb Medical Center, North Dekalb Health Center, Decatur Main Post Office, and the Veterans Administration Hospital.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
M Mezzanine Fare barriers
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound Blue Line toward Hamilton E. Holmes (East Lake)
Eastbound Blue Line toward Indian Creek (Avondale)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

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