Ashby station (MARTA)

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Ashby
MARTA rapid transit station
Ashby MARTA station in March 2017.jpg
Ashby Station
Location65 Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard NW
Atlanta, GA 30314
Coordinates33°45′23″N 84°25′03″W / 33.756346°N 84.417556°W / 33.756346; -84.417556Coordinates: 33°45′23″N 84°25′03″W / 33.756346°N 84.417556°W / 33.756346; -84.417556
Owned byMARTA
Platforms2 Stacked side platforms
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus transport MARTA Bus: 1, 68
Construction
Structure typeunderground
Parkingdaily parking
Bicycle facilitiesNone
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeW3
History
OpenedDecember 22, 1979
Traffic
Passengers (2013)1,791 (avg. weekday)[1]Increase 16%
Services
Preceding station   MARTA   Following station
Blue Line
toward Indian Creek
Terminus
Green Line

Ashby is a train station in Atlanta, Georgia, serving the Blue and Green lines of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) rail system. It incorporates the use of split platforms, where the westbound platform is on the upper level and the eastbound platform is on the lower level. This is to facilitate the Green Line's split toward Bankhead, immediately west of this station.[2]

History[edit]

Ashby was opened on December 22, 1979 along with all other stations west of Five Points, including the Five Points East/West section itself and excluding Bankhead. Ashby is part of the second oldest section of MARTA, only preceded by the stations east of Five Points.[3]

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
2F
Platform level
Westbound Green Line toward Bankhead (Terminus)
Blue Line toward H. E. Holmes (West Lake)
Side platform, doors will open on the left
3F
Platform level
Eastbound Green Line toward Edgewood / Candler Park (nights toward Vine City) (Vine City)
Blue Line toward Indian Creek (Vine City)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Renaming proposals[edit]

In 2007 Ashby was proposed to be renamed after Joseph E. Lowery, the current name of Ashby Street, while a different proposal by councilman Ivory Lee Young, Jr. suggested changing it to Historic Westside Village station, after the mixed-use development adjacent to the station.[citation needed]

Attractions[edit]

Bus routes[edit]

The station is served by the following MARTA bus routes:

  • Route 1 - Marietta Boulevard / Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard
  • Route 68 - Benjamin E. Mays Drive

See also[edit]

Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority Rail System

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 Transportation Fact Book" (PDF). Atlanta Regional Commission. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Ashby". itsmarta. Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  3. ^ "MARTA's West Line Stations: H.E. Holmes; West Lake; Ashby; and Bankhead". YouTube. Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. Retrieved 22 July 2015.

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