May 29, 2024

Rail Service Not Impacted, Five Points Services Move to Ashby Station

ATLANTA – The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) will begin the transformation of Five Points Station in July which will have major service impacts to downtown bus routes and street-level station access for approximately 18 months. The platform levels of the rail station are not impacted. All rail service continues as scheduled. 

The first service impact begins JULY 6. Eight bus routes will be relocated.

  • 21 – Memorial Drive
  • 42 – Pryor Road
  • 49 – McDonough Boulevard
  • 55 – Jonesboro Road
  • 186 – Rainbow Road Drive/South DeKalb 
  • 26 – Marietta Street/Perry Boulevard 
  • 899 – Old Fourth Ward 
  • 816 – North Highland Avenue 

The second service impact begins JULY 29. There will be no street-level access at Five Points Station. Customers may not enter or exit the station at the street level.

Rail service at Five Points will operate normally during this time but there is limited elevator access for rail transfers. Customers needing an elevator to transfer between the North and East Lines and the South and West Lines must exit at either Georgia State or Peachtree Center Stations and board a shuttle. Visit www.itsmarta.com/fivepoints for trip planning to ensure elevator access.

  • Bus routes 3, 40, and 813 will continue to stop near Five Points.
  • Routes operated by regional transit partners CobbLinc, Ride Gwinnett, and Xpress will run as scheduled.
  • Beginning July 29, the MARTA Police Precinct, RideStore, Lost and Found, Reduced Fare office and MARTA HOPE office will move to the parking lot at Ashby Station.
  • StationSoccer, MARTA Market, and the community garden will temporarily close.
  • Beginning July 29, customers will not be able to access tunnels to the federal building and Underground Atlanta.
  • Beginning July 29, there will be no restroom access at Five Points.

MARTA is transforming Five Points Station into a vibrant city center with improved transit connectivity, increased safety, and enhanced customer amenities. The first phase of the project beginning in July will be the deconstruction of the concrete canopy. Future construction phases include building a new canopy that allows for ample light and ventilation, establishing a centralized bus hub, and reconnecting Broad Street to pedestrian traffic. Additional improvements include incorporating community spaces, public art, and agriculture.

“Transforming our hub will have a direct impact for customers currently using MARTA and make transit a more attractive choice for those who live nearby,” said MARTA General Manager and CEO Collie Greenwood. “Encouraging use of public transit to destinations surrounding Five Points reduces the need for surface parking downtown, allowing spaces to be redeveloped as affordable housing, green spaces, and other amenities that improve quality of life and enhance a city landscape.”

The project will cost approximately $230 million and is funded through the More MARTA Atlanta half-penny sales tax, with $13.8 million from the state of Georgia, and a $25 million Federal RAISE Grant. 

Please visit www.itsmarta.com/fivepoints for more information and a partner toolkit containing additional assets for your use. 

The MARTA media team will provide consistent communication about the project and service impacts in the coming weeks, and a press conference will be scheduled for late June. Email media@itsmarta.com with questions.



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