Metro Atlanta: diagram, photo, description
The public transportation system serving city and commuter routes in Atlanta is called MARTA. It includes more than 130 bus routes and four metro lines, on which about 40 stations are open for the needs of passengers. The total length of all Atlanta metro lines is almost 80 kilometers, and a quarter of a million passengers use its services daily..
For the first time, the need for a metro in Atlanta was raised in the middle of the last century, and in 1965 the state authorities decided to start building it. Initially, it was planned to connect the city itself and five neighboring districts by means of new routes. But in the course of planning, certain difficulties and obstacles arose, as a result of which the first stage of the Atlanta metro, which opened in 1979, connected the city with only two counties. Further development and construction of the MARTA system made it possible to expand the capabilities of this type of transport.
Atlanta Metro lines today connect the city center with DeCalb and Fulton counties and the international airport, which is considered one of the busiest in the world. Routes are named according to the colors in which they are printed on metro maps.
The red line ran from south to north and connected the airport to North Springs. The blue route connects eastern Indian Creek with western West Lake. The yellow line runs parallel to the red line from the south to Lenox, where it changes its direction towards the northeast. The shortest green line runs from east to west. All Atlanta metro lines intersect at the Five Points junction.
Atlanta metro stations in the city are built underground, and in the suburbs, as a rule, they become above-ground.
Atlanta Metro Hours
The Atlanta Metro starts operating daily at 5.00 am. The last trains arrive at one in the morning. During peak hours, the average train interval on the Atlanta metro is no more than 12 minutes. The rest of the time, it takes about 20 minutes to wait for your composition..