Vine City station
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|MARTA rapid transit station|
|Location||502 Rhodes Street NW|
Atlanta, GA 30314
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Connections||MARTA Bus: 94|
|Parking||27 spaces; Limited daily parking|
|Bicycle facilities||15 bike racks|
|Opened||December 22, 1979|
|Passengers (2013)||821 (avg. weekday) 0%|
Vine City is an at-grade train station in Atlanta, Georgia, serving the Blue Line and part-time on the Green Line of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) rail system. It is one of only two stations served by the Green and Blue lines at all times.
Vine City primarily provides access to the Vine City area, overflow service to Mercedes-Benz Stadium, as well as access to the Atlanta University Center. It also features 27 parking spaces in a small on-site lot. Due to its dense location, it is not directly served with bus service; however, bus service is provided along the streets surrounding the station and at the nearby Hamilton E. Holmes station or Five Points station.
As of 2013, Vine City only had a weekday average of 821 entries, making it the least busy station.
|G||Street Level||Exit/Entrance, station house|
|Westbound||← Green Line toward Bankhead (Ashby)|
← Blue Line toward H. E. Holmes (Ashby)
|Island platform, doors will open on the left|
|Eastbound||→ Green Line toward Edgewood / Candler Park (Dome) →|
→ Blue Line toward Indian Creek (Dome) →
Vine City was opened on December 22, 1979, making it part of the second oldest section of MARTA, as every other west station (denoted with a "W" in their station code) was opened on the same day, including the East-West section of Five Points. Although it is now part of the Green and Blue Lines, both were originally one line, The East-West Line. It was considered one line from its launch until 2006 when the West branch and the Proctor Creek branch were redesignated as the East-West Line (the current Blue Line) and the Proctor Creek Line (the current Green Line). 3 years later in 2009, MARTA switched over the color system, giving us the modern day Green and Blue Lines.
The area it serves, Vine City, was mostly industrial in the early 20th century, being just south of Atlanta's largest power plant, the Davis Street Plant. As of 2015, some of the areas west of Northside Drive are largely abandoned and primed for redevelopment.
The station is served by the following MARTA bus routes:
- Route 94 - Northside Drive
Nearby landmarks & popular destinations
- Mercedes-Benz Stadium
- Morris Brown College
- Herndon Stadium
- Clark Atlanta University
- Spelman College
- Morehouse College
- "2014 Transportation Fact Book" (PDF). Atlanta Regional Commission. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
- "Vine City". itsmarta. Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
- "2014 Transportation Fact Book" (PDF). Atlanta Regional Commission. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
- "MARTA's Dome & Vine City Stations". itsmarta. Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. Retrieved July 22, 2015.