Doraville station

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NE10
Doraville
MARTA rapid transit station
Doraville MARTA station at night.jpg
Location6000 New Peachtree Road
Doraville, GA 30340
Coordinates33°54′07″N 84°16′49″W / 33.902079°N 84.280389°W / 33.902079; -84.280389
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus transport MARTA Bus: 25, 39, 104, 124, 133, Gwinnett County Transit, GRTA,
Construction
Structure typeElevated
Parking1,070 spaces
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeNE10
History
OpenedDecember 29, 1992
Services
Preceding station Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority MARTA Following station
Chamblee
toward Airport
Gold Line Terminus
Proposed Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Anniston Crescent
proposed
Gainesville
toward New York

Doraville is a train station in Doraville, Georgia, and the northern terminus on the Gold Line of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) rail system. Doraville serves as the ground for the Doraville rail yard for the Gold line, with a capacity of 30 rail cars.

This station mainly serves Doravile and certain communities in Gwinnett County.

This station provides access to Doraville City Hall, Doraville Health Department, Doraville Public Library, and Xpress bus service to Sugarloaf Mills (formerly Discover Mills). Bus service is provided at this station to Oglethorpe University, Buford Highway, Tucker, Phipps Plaza, Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, and Brandsmart USA.

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Westbound Gold Line toward Airport (Chamblee)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Westbound Gold Line toward Airport (Chamblee)
G Street Level Entrance/Exit, station house

Parking[edit]

Doraville has 1,070 daily and long term parking spaces available for MARTA users which are located in paved parking lots and one parking deck.

Bus routes[edit]

The station is served by the following MARTA bus routes:

  • Route 25 - Peachtree Industrial Boulevard
  • Route 39 - Buford Highway
  • Route 104 - Winters Chapel Road
  • Route 124 - Pleasantdale Road
  • Route 133 - Shallowford Road

The station is also served by the following:

Proposed Intercity Rail Service[edit]

Amtrak has been considering moving their service for the Atlanta area to a site near this station to replace their current station in the Brookwood neighborhood.[1][2] While agreements with MARTA and Norfolk Southern are necessary, this would provide the station with a direct connection with Amtrak Crescent service to New York City, Charlotte, Washington, DC, Birmingham, and New Orleans.

The station site is also proposed for possible intercity service on the Southeast High Speed Rail Corridor's Charlotte to Atlanta segment, should a future analysis choose an approach into Atlanta via Norfolk Southern Railway trackage.[3] If the alignment through Doraville is chosen, it is assumed at all trains along the corridor would stop here, due to its connection to the MARTA rail system.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak in talks for new station at GM plant site". July 31, 2015. Retrieved December 13, 2020.
  2. ^ "Could Doraville become Atlanta's Grand Central Terminal?". September 23, 2016. Retrieved December 13, 2020.
  3. ^ "Charlotte to Atlanta Passenger Rail Corridor Investment Plan - Chapter 4, Alternatives Considered" (PDF). September 20, 2019. Retrieved December 13, 2020.
  4. ^ "Charlotte to Atlanta Passenger Rail Corridor Investment Plan - Appendix B, Alternatives Development Report" (PDF). September 20, 2019. Retrieved December 13, 2020.

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