Buckhead station

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Buckhead
 
N7
MARTA rapid transit station
Marta buckhead.jpg
One of The Buckhead Station's entrances as seen on State Route 141.
Location 3360 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
Coordinates 33°50′54″N 84°22′01″W / 33.84841°N 84.367018°W / 33.84841; -84.367018Coordinates: 33°50′54″N 84°22′01″W / 33.84841°N 84.367018°W / 33.84841; -84.367018
Owned by MARTA
Line(s)
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections Buc Shuttle
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Parking None
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code N7
History
Opened June 8, 1996
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 2,643 (avg. weekday)[1]Increase 7%
Services
Preceding station   MARTA   Following station
toward Airport
Red Line

Buckhead is a train station in Atlanta, Georgia, serving the Red Line of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) rail system. This station is the first station only served by the Red Line. It is located in the Buckhead neighborhood in the median of State Route 400, a limited access highway, at Peachtree Road/State Route 141. The station is in easy walking distance of many offices, hotels and shopping centers, including Lenox Square, although the Lenox MARTA station provides easier access to the mall. The buc, a zero-fare bus service, also provides transportation to the surrounding area. The Buckhead Station also features Zipcars.[2]

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Entrance/Exit, crossover to street
P
Platform level
Southbound Red Line toward Airport (Lindbergh Center)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Northbound Red Line toward North Springs (Medical Center)

History[edit]

Buckhead was opened on June 8, 1996, the same day as Medical Center Station and Dunwoody Station. When State Route 400 was being constructed south of the perimeter in 1993, space was left that allowed track to be laid in the median from Buckhead all the way to Medical Center. In 2014, new pedestrian bridges were built across both sides of State Route 400, allowing better access to the Stratford on the east and Tower Place on the west.[3]

Nearby landmarks and popular destinations[edit]

Bus routes[edit]

The station is served by the following MARTA bus routes:

  • Route 110 - Peachtree Street / "The Peach"

Connections to other transit systems[edit]

  • Buc Shuttle - connects commuters to nearby housing, offices, and shops

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 Transportation Fact Book" (PDF). Atlanta Regional Commission. Retrieved May 11, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Buckhead". itsmarta. Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. Retrieved July 22, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Buckhead & Medical Center MARTA Stations". YouTube. Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. Retrieved July 22, 2015. 

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