Arts Center (MARTA station)

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Arts Center
MARTA rapid transit station
Arts Center Transit Station (MARTA).JPG
Entrance to the Arts Center Station from West Peachtree St NW
Location 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
Owned by MARTA
Line(s)
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections CCT, GCT, GRTA, Atlantic Station Shuttle
Construction
Structure type Underground
Parking 33 free daily parking spaces
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code N5
History
Opened December 18, 1982
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 6,605 (avg. weekday)[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. It is the northernmost of three MARTA stations that serve Midtown Atlanta, the others being Midtown and North Avenue.

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 seventh-busiest station in the MARTA system, handling an average of 6,605 entries per weekday.

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)

History[edit]

The Arts Center Station was opened on December 18, 1982, the same day as the Midtown Station.[2] It served as the northern terminus for both the Gold and Red Lines(at that time called the Northeast-South Line and North-South Line, respectively) until December 15, 1984, when the Brookhaven/Oglethorpe and Lindbergh Center Stations become the new Gold and Red Lines northern terminus, respectively.

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, but when Cobb County failed to pass a referendum for the 1% sales tax necessary to participate in MARTA, the line was truncated to a two-station spur serving the Brookwood neighborhood and Northside Drive. Eventually, the proposed branch was cancelled in favor of expanding the Red Line(then the North-South line) past the Buckhead station to Sandy Springs, and Dunwoody.[3]

Nearby landmarks & popular destinations[edit]

Bus routes[edit]

Buses provide service to Atlantic Station, Buckhead-Lenox-Phipps Plaza, Midtown, Underground Atlanta, Emory University Hospital Midtown and Piedmont Hospital through these routes:

Connections with other transit systems[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 Transportation Fact Book" (PDF). Atlanta Regional Commission. Retrieved 22 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "MARTA's Midtown Station". YouTube. Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. Retrieved 22 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "MARTA Provisions for Future Extensions". nycsubway.org. Retrieved 2009-12-22. 
  4. ^ "Atlantic Station". As Free Ride. Transloc. Retrieved 22 July 2015. 

External links[edit]

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