Medical Center (MARTA station)
MARTA rapid transit station
|Address||5711 Peachtree-Dunwoody Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30342
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Parking||200 spaces; Free daily parking|
|Bicycle facilities||6 spaces|
|Opened||June 8, 1996|
Medical Center is an at-grade metro station on the Red Line of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) rail system. It serves the Pill Hill neighborhood of Perimeter Center, the location of Northside Hospital (the country's busiest birthplace), St. Joseph's Hospital, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite and DeVry University.
The station is located on the Fulton and DeKalb County border and the MARTA owned property for this station lies both in Sandy Springs and in unincorporated DeKalb County. The portion in DeKalb County is currently not developed and is a part of MARTA's portfolio for potential Transit Oriented Development. Of note, the station was constructed in 1996 when this portion of Fulton County was unincorporated; Sandy Springs was incorporated ten years later.
As of April 2006[update], 1,943 daily fares were collected at the gates.
Medical Center has 200 daily parking spaces available for MARTA users, which are located at the lower level of St. Joseph's parking deck. Daily parking (less than 24 hours) is free; long-term parking is prohibited. In order to limit parking to MARTA users, the parking ticket must be validated inside of the fare gate area to exit the parking deck.
Landmarks and popular destinations
- St. Joseph's Hospital
- Northside Hospital
- Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite Hospital
- Embassy Row
- Perimeter Center business district
- DeVry University
- Route 25 - Peachtree Industrial Boulevard (Weekdays Only)
- Route 148 - Medical Center / Riveredge Parkway
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