College Park station (MARTA)
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|MARTA rapid transit station|
College Park Station as seen from the platform
|Location||3800 Main Street
College Park, GA 30337
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Parking||1,883 daily parking spaces
88 Long-term parking spaces
|Bicycle facilities||6 spaces|
|Opened||June 18, 1988|
|Passengers (2013)||9,026 (avg. weekday) 1%|
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. 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.
|G||Street Level||Entrance/Exit, fare barriers, bus loops|
|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) →
College Park Station was opened on June 18, 1988, along with the Airport Station. 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.
College Park Station has 1,883 daily parking spaces and 88 long-term parking spaces. This makes College Park Station a popular destination for those wishing to park and fly.
Nearby landmarks & popular destinations
- Downtown College Park
- Georgia International Convention Center
- Bill Evans Basefield and Bill Badgett Stadium
- U.S. Federal Aviation Administration
- Woodward Academy
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
- Route 172 - Sylvan Road / Virginia Avenue
- Route 180 - Fairburn / Palmetto
- Route 189 - Flat Shoals Road / Scofield Road
South Bus Bays
- 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
- "2014 Transportation Fact Book" (PDF). Atlanta Regional Commission. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
- "Red Line Map:Red Line". itsmarta. Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
- "2014 Transportation Fact Book" (PDF). Atlanta Regional Commission. Retrieved May 11, 2015.
- "MARTA's College Park Station". YouTube. Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
- "College Park". itmarta. Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
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