Medical Center station (MARTA)

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Medical Center
 
N8
MARTA rapid transit station
Marta medical center.jpg
Location 5711 Peachtree-Dunwoody Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30342
Coordinates 33°54′38″N 84°21′10″W / 33.910689°N 84.352684°W / 33.910689; -84.352684
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections PTC shuttles
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Parking 200 spaces; daily parking
Bicycle facilities 6 spaces
Disabled access Yes
Architect Diedrich Architects & Associates, Inc.[1]
Other information
Station code N8
History
Opened June 8, 1996
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 1,629 (avg. weekday)[2]Steady 0%
Services
Preceding station   MARTA   Following station
toward Airport
Red Line

Medical Center is a metro station in Sandy Springs, Georgia, serving the Red Line of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) rail system. It serves the Pill Hill neighborhood of Perimeter Center, the location of Northside Hospital (the country's busiest birthplace), St. Joseph's Hospital, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite and DeVry University. North of Medical Center is Dunwoody station and south is Buckhead station. This station processes 6-car trains.

The station is located on the Fulton and DeKalb County border and the MARTA owned property for this station lies both in Sandy Springs and Brookhaven. The portion in DeKalb County is currently not developed and is a part of MARTA's portfolio for potential transit-oriented development. Of note, the station was constructed in 1996 when this portion of Fulton County was unincorporated; Sandy Springs was incorporated ten years later.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Entrance/Exit, station house
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound Red Line toward Airport (Buckhead)
Northbound Red Line toward North Springs (Dunwoody)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Parking[edit]

Medical Center has 200 daily parking spaces available for MARTA users, which are located at the lower level of St. Joseph's parking deck. Daily parking (less than 24 hours) is free; long-term parking is prohibited, as the hospital is closed to visitors at night. In order to limit parking to MARTA users, the parking ticket must be validated inside of the fare gate area to exit the parking deck.

Landmarks and popular destinations[edit]

Bus routes[edit]

The station is served by the following MARTA bus routes:

  • Route 25 - Peachtree Industrial Boulevard (Weekdays Only)

References[edit]

  1. ^ MARTA Medical Center Station (Plaque inside of station entrance). Atlanta, GA. 
  2. ^ "2014 Transportation Fact Book" (PDF). Atlanta Regional Commission. Retrieved 22 July 2015. 

External links[edit]

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Medical Center Station in the snow