North Springs (MARTA station)

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North Springs
MARTA rapid transit station
Marta north springs.jpg
View of the North Springs MARTA Stations from the parking garage
Location 7010 Peachtree Dunwoody Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Coordinates 33°56′40″N 84°21′22″W / 33.944552°N 84.356206°W / 33.944552; -84.356206
Owned by MARTA
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections GRTA Xpress
Structure type Elevated
Parking 2,325 spaces
Bicycle facilities 14 spaces
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code N11
Opened December 16, 2000
Passengers (2013) 6,436 (avg. weekday) [1]Increase 2%
Preceding station   MARTA   Following station
toward Airport
Red Line Terminus

North Springs is an elevated metro station in the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) rail system and the northern terminus for the Red Line. It is located in the North Springs area of Sandy Springs, Georgia. It's primarily a commuter station for Atlanta workers and university students, featuring a large parking deck and direct access on and off of State Route 400, a major highway for commuters, so that drivers can avoid surface roads. North Springs attracts commuters from Roswell, Alpharetta and other towns north on State Route 400. As the northern terminus, this station is a hub for buses that continue on north, with connecting bus services to Sandy Springs, The City of Alpharetta, North Point Mall, The City of Roswell, the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, the Mansell Rd & Windward Park-Rides, and even as far north as The City of Milton. This station also provides bus assistance from North Springs High School via Route 87.

In addition to its direct exit from southbound Georgia 400 and a direct entrance to northbound Georgia 400, there is also a surface street entrance for nearby residents off of Peachtree Dunwoody Road NE. Commuters who enter the station from Georgia 400 south must exit the station via Georgia 400 north, and local commuters entering from Peachtree Dunwoody Road must exit to Peachtree Dunwoody Road.

Furthermore, North Springs features a Zipcar, bicycle racks for up to 14 bikes,[2] and one of only two human cashiers, the other being at the Sandy Springs Station.[3]

Station layout[edit]

Platform level
Southbound Red Line toward Airport (Sandy Springs)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Southbound Red Line toward Airport (Sandy Springs)
G Street Level Entrance/Exit, station house


Both The North Springs and Sandy Springs Stations were opened on December 16, 2000[4] as part of MARTA's most recent expansion, adding two more stations north of the Dunwoody Station.


North Springs has 2,325 daily and long term parking spaces available for MARTA users which are located in one parking deck.[2]

Bus routes[edit]

The station is served by the following MARTA bus routes:

  • Route 85 - Roswell / Mansell Road
  • Route 87 - Roswell Road / Morgan Falls
  • Route 140 - Northpoint / Mansell Road Park / Ride
  • Route 143 - Windward Park / Ride
  • Route 185 - Alpharetta / Holcomb Bridge Road

Connections to other transit systems[edit]

Georgia Regional Transportation Authority Xpress Route 400 - North Springs / Cumming Park-and-Ride[5]


While North Springs has been the Red Line's northern terminus for the longest time in MARTA's history, 15 years and counting, plans are in place to change this. The Georgia 400 Transit Initiative, or Connect 400, is a future plan to further expand the Red Line an additional 11.9 miles to the northern end of Fulton County running on or parallel to Georgia 400.[6] The current plans includes stations at Northridge Road, Holcomb Bridge Road, North Point Parkway, Old Milton, and Windward Parkway.[7] The initiative is still in its early stages; it must complete its Environmental Impact Study before it can apply for Federal funding, with an estimated completion date of 2025 given optimal conditions.


  1. ^ "2014 Transportation Fact Book" (PDF). Atlanta Regional Commission. Retrieved 22 July 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "North Springs". itsmarta. Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. Retrieved 22 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Fare Finder". itsmarta. Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. Retrieved 22 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "MARTA North Springs Station Video". YouTube. Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. Retrieved 22 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "ROUTE 400 - Cumming to North Springs/Downtown Atlanta Xpress Blue and Green Zone Fares". Xpress. Georgia Regional Transportation Authority. Retrieved 22 July 2015. 
  6. ^ MARTA, Connect 400. "September 26, 2013 Presentation" (PDF). MARTA Ga 400 Corridor Presentations. MARTA. Retrieved 28 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "GA 400 Transit Initiative Scoping Booklet" (PDF). itsmarta. Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. Retrieved 22 July 2015. 

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