Arts Center (MARTA station)
|MARTA rapid transit station|
Entrance to the Arts Center Station from West Peachtree St NW
|Location||1255 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Connections||CCT, GCT, GRTA, Atlantic Station Shuttle|
|Parking||33 free daily parking spaces|
|Opened||December 18, 1982|
|Passengers (2013)||6,605 (avg. weekday) 0%|
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.
|G||Street Level||Entrance/Exit, bus loops|
|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) →
The Arts Center Station was opened on December 18, 1982, the same day as the Midtown Station. 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.
Nearby landmarks & popular destinations
- High Museum of Art
- Museum of Design Atlanta
- Breman Jewish Heritage Museum
- Woodruff Arts Center
- Center for Puppetry Arts
- Center Stage Atlanta
- 14th Street Playhouse
- Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
- Alliance Theatre
- Ansley Park
- Piedmont Park
- Atlantic Station
- Colony Square
- Promenade Building
- EarthLink headquarters
- One Atlantic Center
- Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta Campus
- Route 37 - Defoors Ferry Road / Atlantic Station
- Route 110 - Peachtree Street / "The Peach"
- Free Shuttle Service to Atlantic Station
Connections with other transit systems
- The Cobb Community Transit - Cumberland Transfer Center, Marietta Transfer Center and Cumberland Mall
- The Gwinnett County Transit - Sugarloaf Mills (formerly Discover Mills) and the Mall of Georgia
- The Georgia Regional Transportation Authority "Xpress" - Sugarloaf Mills (formerly Discover Mills) and the Mall of Georgia
- The free bus service to the Atlanta Amtrak station
- "2014 Transportation Fact Book" (PDF). Atlanta Regional Commission. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
- "MARTA's Midtown Station". YouTube. Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
- "MARTA Provisions for Future Extensions". nycsubway.org. Retrieved 2009-12-22.
- "Atlantic Station". As Free Ride. Transloc. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
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