MARTA announces alternate service plan for Georgia Dome implosion

By: Craig Lucie

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The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) will suspend all rail service west of Five Points Station after normal operations at 1:30 a.m. on Monday to prepare for the Georgia Dome implosion. 

The city of Atlanta, the Georgia World Congress Center Authority and other agencies developed the plan to ensure a seamless, safe commute for MARTA riders.

Starting at 4:30 a.m., MARTA will provide three bus shuttles to connect passengers to Five Points Station. 


WSB-TV is partnering with the Georgia World Congress Center Authority for a LIVE broadcast of the Georgia Dome demolition. WATCH Channel 2 Action News This Morning starting at 4:30 a.m. for LIVE Team 2 Coverage.


The blue line will run east and west from Five Points to Hamilton E. Holmes, with stops parallel with or at MARTA rail stations. The green line will run east and west along the Proctor Creek Line to Bankhead Highway. An express bus line (Purple) will provide a non-stop ride between Five Points and Hamilton E. Holmes. Buses on the Blue and Green lines will run approximately 10 minutes apart. The Purple express bus line will run every five to seven minutes.

MARTA Mobility vehicles will be stationed at the Walmart in the Historic Westside Village, located at 835 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, to help transition riders between the blue and green bus lines.

Riders can expect normal Red/Gold weekday rail service and rail service east of Five Points. Bus services will also continue without suspension with one exception - Route 94 Northside Drive - which will follow a special events route around the implosion safety zone.


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The temporary bus service is free, and MARTA will provide all riders with a complimentary round-trip ticket to be used on a future fare.

The blue and green lines will remain suspended, and express bus services will remain in place until the westerly rail lines and stations clear comprehensive safety checks.  

MARTA staff and Army volunteers will be on hand to help riders navigate their commute during the temporary outage.

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