Medical Center (MARTA station)

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Medical Center
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
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections PTC shuttles
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
Opened June 8, 1996
Preceding station   MARTA   Following station
toward Airport
Red Line

Medical Center is a trench metro station on 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 (MARTA station) and south is Buckhead (MARTA 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.

As of April 2006, 1,943 daily fares were collected at the gates.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Entrance/Exit, station house
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


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)


  1. ^ MARTA Medical Center Station (Plaque inside of station entrance). Atlanta, GA. 

External links[edit]

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Medical Center Station in the snow