Hamilton E. Holmes station

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Hamilton E. Holmes Station
MARTA rapid transit station
Location 70 Hamilton E. Holmes Drive NW
Atlanta, GA 30311
Coordinates 33°45′17″N 84°28′05″W / 33.754638°N 84.46794°W / 33.754638; -84.46794Coordinates: 33°45′17″N 84°28′05″W / 33.754638°N 84.46794°W / 33.754638; -84.46794
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections CCT
Structure type elevated
Parking 1,436 spaces
Bicycle facilities 10 bike racks
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code W5
Opened December 22, 1979
Previous names Hightower (1979-1997)
Passengers (2007) 10,600 (daily)[1]Steady 0%
Preceding station   MARTA   Following station
Terminus Blue Line
toward Indian Creek

Hamilton E. Holmes (known locally as H.E. Holmes) is a metro station in Atlanta, Georgia, the western terminus for the Blue Line in the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) rail system. This is one of the busiest stations in the MARTA system, handling an average of 22,000 boardings per weekday. When the station opened in 1979 it was originally named Hightower station after Hightower Road (Georgia 280), but both the road and the station were later renamed to honor civil-rights hero Hamilton E. Holmes.

The station primarily serves areas near the junction of Interstate 20 and Georgia 280 east of Adamsville.

Station layout[edit]

Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound Blue Line alighting passengers only
Eastbound Blue Line toward Indian Creek (West Lake)
Side platform, doors will open on the left, right
G Street Level Exit/Entrance, station house


Buses at this station[edit]

The station is served by the following MARTA bus routes:

  • Route 3 - Martin Luther King Jr. Drive / Auburn Avenue
  • Route 56 - Adamsville / Collier Heights
  • Route 60 - Hightower / Moores Mill
  • Route 66 - Lynhurst / Barge Road Park & Ride
  • Route 73 - Fulton Industrial
  • Route 153 - H.E. Holmes / Browntown
  • Route 165 - Fairburn Road / Barge Park & Ride
  • Route 170 - Brownlee Road / Peyton
  • Route 201 - Six Flags Over Georgia

The station is also served by:


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