MARTA’s New Murphy Crossing Station Will Connect to BeltLine

Written by Jennifer McLawhorn, Managing Editor
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ATLANTA – Along with three new infill stations, there will be a new MARTA station at Murphy Crossing to connect MARTA to the BeltLine for the first time.

Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens announced that there will be new MARTA stations along its existing rail lines. In his annual State of the City address, Mayor Dickens spoke about “Murphy Crossing,” a redevelopment project that comes on the heels of the success of the Ponce City Market revitalization, according to Atlanta News First.

At Murphy Crossing, there will be a new MARTA station that will connect MARTA to the BeltLine for the first time. As well, there are three additional infill stations as the city partners with MARTA. As of reporting, the details on these three stations has not been released.

Mayor Dickens said, “Investments like Murphy Crossing and high-capacity transit on Campbellton Road will ensure that residents on the southside will have access to the best Atlanta has to offer. . . But we’re not going to stop there. To create healthy, thriving neighborhoods, we must build a transportation system that is accessible to residents across our city. Our current MARTA rail system is underutilized, in part, because we don’t have enough stations located where our residents need them most.”

A spokesperson for MARTA said, “MARTA, in collaboration with the City of Atlanta, is committed to advancing the More MARTA Atlanta Program, for the benefit of the region. . . The establishment of infill stations at key nodes along the Atlanta BeltLine holds great potential to maximize MARTA’s rail system to bring mobility and accessibility to a wider population while fostering future growth and prosperity.”

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