MARTA Track Replacement Project to Impact Red and Gold Line Service Between Lindbergh Center, Buckhead & Lenox Stations Feb. 16 – 22
MARTA’s Track Replacement Project begins Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 9 p.m., suspending rail service between Lindbergh Center, Buckhead, and Lenox Stations until 4 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 22. MARTA is investing approximately $225 million in State of Good Repair work on its heavy rail lines that will enhance the safety of the rail system, reduce train delays, and improve the customer experience.
“These ongoing upgrades are designed to improve MARTA’s rail lines and are federally required for us to operate a safe and secure system,” said MARTA General Manager and CEO Jeffrey Parker. “We ask that our customers bear with us as we complete this necessary work and take advantage of the free bus shuttles and MARTAConnect Uber program to travel through this area.”
The Track Replacement Project is a multi-year effort that involves replacing track and switches throughout the rail system. The work on the Red and Gold Lines includes a rail crossover (Canterbury Junction) that touches both main track lines that prevents normal single-tracking operations. As a result, free bus shuttles will replace trains between Lindbergh Center, Buckhead, and Lenox Stations and run continuously from 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16, until the end of service on Sunday, Feb. 21. MARTA Station Agents and Transit Ambassadors will be at these rail stations to assist, and signs guiding customers between the bus shuttles and trains will be prominently displayed. Customers should allot an extra 30 minutes for travel through the work zone. Rail service north of Buckhead and Lenox, and south of Lindbergh, and service on the Blue and Green Lines (east/west) will operate normally.
MARTAConnect, a one-year pilot program with Uber, is also available to customers during the project. MARTA will provide a link to a $10 Uber voucher that customers can download to their Uber app and use twice daily to travel to or from Lindbergh Center, Buckhead, and Lenox rail stations. The customer is responsible for any amount over $10 per trip and will not receive a credit for any trip less than $10. Download the Uber voucher here: http://t.uber.com/MARTAFeb2021TrackReplacement
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