Watch –– Decades of Water Damage to MARTA Five Points Station Dictates Need for New Roof or Canopy

Written by David C. Lester, Editor-in-Chief
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ATLANTA –– The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) provided an update on the work needed for the system's Five Points station, which serves as a hub for all MARTA lines in the central business district of downtown Atlanta.

In a news release, MARTA said the following:

“While we continue to engage with Mayor Dickens on the Five Points Transformation Project, we are pausing the immediate implementation of service impacts. Eight downtown bus routes that were scheduled to relocate this Saturday, July 6, will remain stationed out of Five Points, and customer impacts scheduled for July 29 will be paused. As stated previously, design issues and decades of water intrusion have led to damage throughout the station, including to critical electric train control equipment, and the safety of our customers will continue to be our top priority. To hear more about the design flaws from the original architect and see the ongoing water intrusion and damage, click HERE.

“MARTA remains steadfast in our belief that removal and replacement of the canopy is the best option, and one that was approved by our partners at the City of Atlanta. We pledge to continue working with the Mayor and other stakeholders to deliver these critical infrastructure and safety improvements, enhance the customer experience, and keep Atlanta moving forward as a world-class destination.”

To view a short but interesting video about the evolution of the situation at Five Points, please click here.

Map of the entire MARTA system. Note the purple horizontal line in the middle of the map, which is connected to the Five Points station./Courtesy of MARTA

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