Edgewood / Candler Park station

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Edgewood / Candler Park
 
E4
MARTA rapid transit station
Candlerparkstation.jpg
Location 1475 DeKalb Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
Coordinates 33°45′43″N 84°20′22″W / 33.762001°N 84.339579°W / 33.762001; -84.339579Coordinates: 33°45′43″N 84°20′22″W / 33.762001°N 84.339579°W / 33.762001; -84.339579
Line(s)
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Elevated
Parking 679 spaces
Bicycle facilities 18 spaces
Disabled access Yes
Architect Mayes, Sudderth, Etheredge, Connell[1]
Other information
Station code E4
History
Opened June 30, 1979
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 1,143 (avg. weekday)[2]Decrease 3%
Services
Preceding station   MARTA   Following station
Blue Line
toward Indian Creek
toward Bankhead
Green Line Terminus

Edgewood / Candler Park is a train station in Atlanta, Georgia, on the Blue Line of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) rail system. It is also a part-time terminus station on MARTA's Green Line. The station opened on June 30, 1979.

This station was proposed to be the final connecting point between the Eastbound Train (now known as Blue Line) and Proctor Creek Lines (now Green Line) before it shifted toward North Central DeKalb. Two stations for that area were planned: Emory and Druid Hills, respectively, before they were ultimately canceled. An additional station was planned on the Green Line to end at Perry Homes on the Western side, but ultimately, only Bankhead was built. The station was built to handle the separation of the rail lines and to handle people transferring between trains. The station now is the ending point for the Green Line during rush hours; at other times, the Green Line terminates at King Memorial or Vine City.

It mainly serves the communities of Edgewood, Kirkwood, and Candler Park. Bus service is provided to Villages of Eastlake and Downtown Kirkwood.

Station layout[edit]

M Mezzanine Crossover between street and platforms
P
Platform level
Westbound Green Line toward Bankhead (Inman Park / Reynoldstown)
Blue Line toward Hamilton E. Holmes (Inman Park / Reynoldstown)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound Green Line alighting passengers only →
Blue Line toward Indian Creek (East Lake)
G Street Level Exit/Entrance

Bus routes at this station[edit]

The station is served by the following MARTA bus routes:

South Bus Bays[edit]

Nearby landmarks & destinations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ MARTA Edgewood-Candler Park (Plaque inside of station entrance). Atlanta, GA. 
  2. ^ "2014 Transportation Fact Book" (PDF). Atlanta Regional Commission. Retrieved 22 July 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Edgewood / Candler Park (MARTA station) at Wikimedia Commons