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MARTA conducting line upgrades next week; expect delays
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September 03, 2014 06:55 PM | 962 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
MARTA will conduct significant “state of good repair” upgrades along the Blue and Green (east-west) lines Monday through Sept. 14. In an effort to minimize service disruptions, the work will only take place during off-peak hours and on the weekend.

All Green Line trains will terminate at Ashby station Monday through Sept 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and after 7 p.m. Customers traveling to Bankhead station must transfer at Ashby station to continue their trip.

Customers are advised to listen closely for train operator announcements and pay attention to signage at the station platforms. Real-time train arrivals will be available on the free MARTA On The Go mobile application that can be downloaded on Apple and Android devices. Information will also be posted at www.itsmarta.com.

Technology work will be done as part of the Train Control Systems Upgrade, a seven-year capital improvement project to completely overhaul automated train control computer systems. Once completed, this project will improve on-time performance and real-time arrival information.

MARTA will conduct significant track maintenance Sept.13 and 14, which will result in longer-than-normal week-end wait times on the Blue and Green Lines (east-west). Customers are advised to allow extra time for their trip.

Blue and Green Line trains will run on a 22-minute, single-tracking schedule. Red and Gold Line trains will operate on a special 20-minute, single-tracking schedule.

This track work is part of an $80 million capital program to renovate all 48 miles of MARTA rail. Earlier this summer, similar track work was done on the Red and Gold lines. As individual sections of track are being repaired, trains must share a single track through the affected area.

We regret any inconvenience to our customers as this critical maintenance work proceeds and appreciate your patience and patronage.
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