- Post 27 June 2012
- By Atlanta Daily World
Take MARTA to enjoy quick and convenient access to great July 4th events around town. MARTA will have service available from 4:45 a.m. to 1 a.m. to accommodate the Peachtree Road Race, Braves game, fireworks displays and other celebratory events.
For only $2.50 each way (plus a $1 charge for a permanent Breeze card), it's easy and affordable to take MARTA to enjoy July 4th festivities. Due to the large crowds that are expected, customers should purchase a round-trip fare at the beginning of their trip to avoid long lines on the return.
MARTA will operate a weekday rail schedule with special event service added throughout the day to accommodate the celebrations. Additional staff and police will be on hand to assist customers.
Peachtree Road Race participants are encouraged to take the Gold Line train to Lenox for the start of the race. MARTA will be operating extra trains to Lenox to get runners quickly to the starting line. Shuttle buses will also be available at Lindbergh Center Station before the race to transport runners close to the starting line (Buckhead Loop) and at Midtown station after the race to bring participants back to Lindbergh Center Station.
Parking for less than 24 hours is free at all MARTA's daily parking facilities. Customers parking in the decks at Lindbergh 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.
Some bus routes will be re-routed for the Peachtree Road Race and other scheduled events. These bus routes are listed below.
MARTA will operate a Sunday bus schedule on Wednesday, July 4th. Please visit http://www.itsmarta.com/">www.itsmarta.com or call 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.; and on July 4th from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.) for more details on MARTA's holiday service. The Customer Service Center will be closed on July 4th.
Peachtree Road Race
Start of Race: Runners are advised to take the Gold Line to Lenox Station for a quicker trip to the starting line. Customers can also take the Red Line to Buckhead Station.
End of Race: Midtown Station
Bus Reroutes: 5, 25, 27, 36, 37, 99, 110
East Point July 4th Celebration
East Point Station
Bus Reroutes: 93, 193
Braves vs. Cubs
Five Points Station
The Braves Shuttle picks up at Underground Atlanta.
Centennial Park July 4th Celebration
Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN Center or Peachtree Center Station
Customers should expect significant delays on routes 1, 32, 51
Bus Reroutes: 186
Lenox Square July 4th Celebration
Lenox or Buckhead Rail Stations
Bus Reroutes: 25, 110
City of Decatur July 4th Celebration
Bus Reroutes: 2, 15, 19, 123
Six Flags July 4th Concert and Fireworks
Six Flags Shuttle – Take Bus Route 201 from Hamilton E. Holmes Station