MARTA to host two virtual meetings for track replacement project

Written by David C. Lester, Managing Editor
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MARTA will perform “state of good repair” trackwork throughout the system.
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The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is preparing for the next phase of its Track Replacement Project, an approximate $225 million State of Good Repair project that will enhance the safety of the rail system, reduce train delays, and improve the customer experience.

MARTA will replace heavy rail between Buckhead and Medical Center stations beginning Friday, Feb. 18 at 9 p.m. and concluding Thursday, Feb. 24 at 4 a.m. Red Line rail service south of Dunwoody station will be suspended during this time. 

MARTA is hosting two virtual meetings on Thursday, Jan. 27 and Saturday, Jan. 29 where customers and stakeholders can learn more about the project and service impact.

The Track Replacement Project is a multi-year effort that involves replacing track and switches throughout the rail system. The work on the Red Line includes a rail crossover (Northland) that touches both main track lines and prevents normal single-tracking operations. To assist impacted customers, free bus shuttles will connect to Dunwoody, Medical Center, Buckhead, and Lenox stations and run continuously from 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 18, until the end of service on Wednesday, Feb. 23. Regular rail service will resume on Thursday, Feb. 24.

The Track Replacement Project is a multi-year effort that involves replacing track and switches throughout the rail system.

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MARTA station agents and transit ambassadors will be at the impacted rail stations to assist customers, and signs guiding customers between the bus shuttles and trains will be prominently displayed. Customers who normally drive and park at North Springs, Sandy Springs, and Dunwoody stations for southbound service should consider parking at Doraville or Lindbergh stations during the project. MARTA will also offer discounts for Uber and Lyft rides through its MARTAConnect program. Rail service north of Dunwoody and south of Lindbergh, and service on the Blue and Green Lines (east/west) will operate normally.

To learn more about the track replacement work and service impact visit www.itsmarta.com/trackreplacement or MARTA – YouTube

For more details on the virtual meetings, please check the MARTA website.

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