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Atlanta

Georgia, USA


Date of opening30 Jun 1979
Network length79.2 km (49.22 mi)
Stations39 (38*)
Lines2        Line history cityrailtransit.com
Stations per line19.50
Avg. station distance2,141 m (1.33 mi)
Avg. line length39.60 km (24.61 mi)
*with transfer stations counted once
Numerical data by J. Serradell, 14 Sep 2008
System typeMetro, known as MARTA
Daily ridership (by J. Kennes)93,200 (as of 2007)
Daily ridership per km (per mi)1,180 (730)
Fare collectionSmartcard
TrackRight, gauge: 1435 mm
Power supplyThird rail, 750 V
Air-conditioned trainsYes
Walk-through trains
Rubber-tyred trains
Driverless lines
Platform screen doors
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Official map
Source: pdf, © 2010 itsmarta.com


To-scale map
Source: cityrailtransit.com

Disclaimer: Maps are copyrighted. The previews on this page are for informational purposes only. Please respect copyright and always refer to original maps.

Transit mapsSystem map images
openbusmap.org/öpnvkarte.de
openptmap.org
tracker.geops.ch - moving trains
maps.google.com
images.google.com




Metro Arts and Architecture

Examples of interesting station design:


Atlanta

This US city has a couple of artworks in its stations. Architecturally most interesting is Peachtree Center station.

Photo [R. Ferreira, nycsubway.org]: Peachtree Center station on the North-South Line.




Metro Museum

railway museum Southeastern Railway Museum. The SRM hosts the MARTA Historic Collection on long term loan. Since 1970. Location: In Duluth, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. From MARTA Doraville station, take bus route 10 to Gwinnett Transit Center and walk 3 miles. Or take a car.
Address: 3595 Buford Hwy, Duluth, GA 30096.
Hours (check before visiting): Apr-Dec: Thu, Fri, Sat 10am-5pm. Jan-Mar: Sat 10am-5pm. Admission: $8. Features: Gift shop, guided tours, train depot, events.
Reference: srmduluth.org (official website).





Departure Procedure and Sounds

The MARTA subway in Atlanta has a 1 kHz beep going off four times on the newer trains, like: "boop-BOOP-BOOP-BOOP". The old trains have a loud "PONG".






Handpicked Resources

itsmarta.com Official website




Generic Links for Atlanta MARTA

Wikipedia entry at wikipedia.org
Urbanrail.net entry at urbanrail.net
Railway Gazette search at railwaygazette.com
Discussion at skyscrapercity.com
System photos at Google Images
City information at wikipedia.org









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