College Park station (MARTA)

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College Park
 
S6
MARTA rapid transit station
College Park MARTA Station.jpg
College Park Station as seen from the platform
Location 3800 Main Street
College Park, GA 30337
Coordinates 33°39′06″N 84°26′56″W / 33.651673°N 84.448793°W / 33.651673; -84.448793Coordinates: 33°39′06″N 84°26′56″W / 33.651673°N 84.448793°W / 33.651673; -84.448793
Owned by MARTA
Line(s)
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Open-cut
Parking 1,883 daily parking spaces
88 Long-term parking spaces
Bicycle facilities 6 spaces
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code S6
History
Opened June 18, 1988
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 9,026 (avg. weekday)[1]Increase 1%
Services
Preceding station   MARTA   Following station
Terminus
Red Line
Gold Line
toward Doraville

College Park is a train station in College Park, Georgia, serving the Red and Gold lines of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) rail system.[2] It opened on June 18, 1988. This station mainly serves College Park and surrounding areas, including Morrow, Riverdale, Clayton County, and South Fulton.

An interesting feature of this station is that the platform is narrower at the north end and wider at the south end, presumably to allow room for the yard leads just south of the station. The narrowing of the platform is most apparent at the north end of the platform.

In 2013, College Station had 9,026 average weekday entries, passing up Lindbergh Center to become the third busiest station, only behind the Airport and Five Points Stations.[3]

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Entrance/Exit, fare barriers, bus loops
P
Platform level
Southbound Gold Line toward Airport (Terminus)
Red Line toward Airport (Terminus)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Northbound Gold Line toward Doraville (East Point)
Red Line toward North Springs (East Point)

History[edit]

College Park Station was opened on June 18, 1988, along with the Airport Station.[4] The Airport Station was built 8 years earlier along with the airport terminal, but remained unconnected until College Park Station was built to connect the two.

Parking[edit]

College Park Station has 1,883 daily parking spaces and 88 long-term parking spaces.[5] This makes College Park Station a popular destination for those wishing to park and fly.

Nearby landmarks & popular destinations[edit]

Bus routes[edit]

Service is provided via MARTA bus from this station to Camp Creek Parkway, Camp Creek Marketplace, Georgia International Convention Center, Old National Highway, Southlake Mall, South Fulton Park & Ride, Southern Regional Medical Center, Fairburn, Palmetto, Sylvan Hills, and Union City.

North Bus Bays[edit]

South Bus Bays[edit]

  • Route 82 - Camp Creek / Welcome All
  • Route 89 - Old National Highway / Union City
  • Route 191 Justice Center / S.R. 85-Riverdale Rd. / Maynard H. Jackson, Jr. International Terminal
  • Route 195 - Forest Parkway / Roosevelt Highway
  • Route 196 - Church Street/Upper Riverdale/Mt. Zion

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 Transportation Fact Book" (PDF). Atlanta Regional Commission. Retrieved 9 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Red Line Map:Red Line". itsmarta. Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. Retrieved July 22, 2015. 
  3. ^ "2014 Transportation Fact Book" (PDF). Atlanta Regional Commission. Retrieved May 11, 2015. 
  4. ^ "MARTA's College Park Station". YouTube. Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. Retrieved July 22, 2015. 
  5. ^ "College Park". itmarta. Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. Retrieved July 22, 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to College Park (MARTA station) at Wikimedia Commons