Kensington (MARTA station)

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Kensington
MARTA rapid transit station
Kensington Transit Station MARTA.jpg
Station statistics
Address 3350 Kensington Road
Decatur, GA 30032
Coordinates 33°46′22″N 84°15′07″W / 33.772664°N 84.251937°W / 33.772664; -84.251937Coordinates: 33°46′22″N 84°15′07″W / 33.772664°N 84.251937°W / 33.772664; -84.251937
Line(s)
Structure type At-grade
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Parking Daily is free, overnight is US$4 per day
Other information
Opened June 26, 1993
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code E8
Breeze Card Yes
Traffic
Passengers (2007) 3.358 million[1]
Services
Preceding station   MARTA   Following station
Blue Line
Terminus

Kensington is an at-grade train station on the Blue Line of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) rail system that serves a central part of DeKalb County, Georgia. It has one island platform with 1 track on each side. This station opened on June 26, 1993.

Kensington is mainly a Park & Ride train station for commuters who take advantage of the 1,946 parking spaces available on site and ride into Atlanta. Long-term parking is available and is compensated at a flat rate fare per day. This station mainly serves Decatur's unincorporated communities; as well as communities in Stone Mountain-Tucker.

Bus service is provided at this station to Dekalb County Sheriffs Headquarters and Jail, The City of Stone Mountain, Georgia Piedmont Technical College (formerly known as Dekalb Technical College), Georgia Department of Labor, GRTA/Panola Park & Ride, Memorial Drive Park & Ride, and Dekalb Lou Walker Senior Center. Transfers to the Emory Cliff Shuttle's Oxford route are also available.

Bus Rapid Transit is provided at this station to points along Memorial Drive:

  • 520 (Limited) - Memorial Drive / N. Hairston Rd (This Route will be renamed as Route 121L by August 24, 2013)
  • 521 (Express) - Memorial Drive / Memorial Dr. Park & Ride (This Route will be discontinued by August 24, 2013)

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Entrance/Exit, station house
G
Ground/
platform level
Westbound Blue Line toward Hamilton E. Holmes (Avondale)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound Blue Line toward Indian Creek (Terminus)

Buses at this station[edit]

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