Decatur station

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MARTA station
Decatur MARTA Station platforms.jpg
The platforms at Decatur MARTA Station
Location400 Church Street
Decatur, GA 30030
Coordinates33°46′29″N 84°17′44″W / 33.774717°N 84.295588°W / 33.774717; -84.295588Coordinates: 33°46′29″N 84°17′44″W / 33.774717°N 84.295588°W / 33.774717; -84.295588
Platforms2 side platforms
ConnectionsBus transport MARTA Bus: 15, 19, 36, 123, 823
Structure typeunderground
Bicycle facilities2 spaces
Disabled accessYes
ArchitectStevens & Wilkinson Architects Engineers Planners Inc.[1]
Other information
Station codeE6
OpenedJune 30, 1979
Passengers (2013)3,821 (avg. weekday)[2]Decrease 4%
Preceding station   MARTA   Following station
Blue Line
toward Indian Creek

Decatur station is a transit station in Decatur, Georgia, on the Blue Line of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) rail system. This station opened on June 30, 1979. In 2005, a major renovation of the Church Street entrance to the station was begun that was completed in 2006. The redesign was intended to allow the station to fit in better with the stores and restaurants in the Decatur square. It has 2 tracks and side platforms that serve each track. It is one of the only stations on the Blue Line (besides those located in downtown Atlanta) that is completely underground.

Decatur mainly serves the City of Decatur and South Dekalb County. It provides access to Downtown Decatur-Historic Shopping and Dining District, Atlanta's Dekalb Conventional Visitor's Bureau, Decatur Main Library, Dekalb County Court House, Decatur City Hall, Devry University, Holiday Inn Plaza Decatur and the Emory-Cliff Shuttle.

Bus service is provided at this station to: South Dekalb Mall, North Dekalb Mall, Agnes Scott College, Georgia State University- Decatur (Formerly Georgia Perimeter College Decatur), Dekalb Medical Center, North Dekalb Health Center, Decatur Main Post Office, Virginia-Highlands and the Atlanta VA Medical Center.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
M Mezzanine Fare barriers
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound Blue Line toward H. E. Holmes (East Lake)
Eastbound Blue Line toward Indian Creek (Avondale)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Buses at this station[edit]

The station is served by the following MARTA bus routes:

Landmarks and surrounding area[edit]


  1. ^ "Stevens and Wilkinson - New Georgia Encyclopedia". June 4, 2013. Archived from the original on December 22, 2014. Retrieved August 30, 2015.
  2. ^ "2014 Transportation Fact Book" (PDF). Atlanta Regional Commission. Retrieved 22 July 2015.

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