FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Cara Hodgson
May 24, 2013 404.848.5157
Please note that MARTA will operate a single-tracking schedule
Saturday and Sunday and a Sunday bus and rail schedule on Memorial Day
This Memorial Day weekend take MARTA to the Atlanta Jazz Festival, Decatur Arts Festival and Caribbean Carnival and Parade. For only $2.50 each way (plus a $1 charge for a permanent Breeze card), MARTA provides convenient and affordable access to all these events. Customers are encouraged to purchase a roundtrip fare at the start of their trip to avoid long lines on the return.
Please note that MARTA will operate a single-tracking schedule on Saturday and Sunday (details listed below). Prior to starting a trip, customers are advised to check these revised schedules at click here or by calling 404-848-5000.
Parking for less than 24 hours is free at all MARTA’s daily parking facilities. Customers parking in the decks at Lindbergh Center Station must park in MARTA designated areas and validate their parking ticket at machines inside Lindbergh Center Station in order to receive free daily parking. Please note that MARTA has some designated lots which charge a fee.
On Monday, May 27th, MARTA will operate a Sunday bus and rail schedule with rail service beginning at 6 a.m. for the Memorial Day holiday.
Please call Customer Service at 404-848-5000 for additional information.
Atlanta Jazz Fest
Saturday, May 25th to Monday, May 26th
Take MARTA to the Midtown Station or the Arts Center Station and walk a few blocks east to the park.
Decatur Arts Festival
Saturday, May 25th to Sunday May 26th
Caribbean Carnival and Parade
Saturday, May 25th
Civic Center, Peachtree Center, Five Points, Georgia State, and King Memorial Stations all serve the parade route.
Click here for bus reroute information
Single-tracking Schedule Information
In order to accommodate scheduled track work, MARTA will modify rail service on the Red and Gold Lines on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26, 2013, and customers traveling this weekend are advised to please allow extra time for their trip. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank our customers for their patience as we conduct this work to keep our system operating at its highest level.
Red Line trains will only operate between North Springs and Lindbergh stations; therefore, service between Lindbergh and Airport stations will be running at a reduced frequency – every 20 minutes. Customers traveling from North Springs station will need to transfer to a Gold Line train at Lindbergh station in order to continue southbound. Customers traveling northbound from the Airport will need to board a Gold Line train and transfer to a Red Line train at Lindbergh station to continue to North Springs station.
At Five Points, Peachtree and Civic Center rail stations, all trains will board on the northbound platform.
MARTA will not do any daytime single-tracking on the Blue and Green Lines.
MARTA is conducting regularly scheduled track work as part of its Capital Improvement Program to rebuild and upgrade the rail system to enhance the overall safety and reliability of the service.
For additional information, please contact MARTA Customer Information at 404-848-5000 (Open weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; weekends from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Customers can also sign-up to receive service alerts on their email, phone or PDA by visiting http://notify.itsmarta.com/
Click here for single-tracking information