Atlanta Announces Four New MARTA Stations

The city’s Beltline will gain a new connection to heavy rail.

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March 27, 2024, 5:00 AM PDT

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction


MARTA public transit train station in downtown Atlanta, Georgia.

MARTA station in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. | billtster / Adobe Stock

Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens announced four new Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) this week, the system’s largest expansion in several decades.

As Zachary Hansen reports in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “One station will be at Murphy Crossing along the Beltline’s Westside Trail, meaning the popular mixed-use trail loop will soon be connected to heavy rail. The other three will be ‘infill’ stations between existing stops, but the specific locations and how they will be funded were not provided.”

Murphy Crossing is a key development that will bring 1,100 new housing units and 180,000 square feet of commercial space on the market with ‘significant’ affordability components. “The mixed-use project on the former State Farmers Market property at 1050 Murphy Ave. SW ranks among the most consequential developments on land owned by the Beltline. It’s located about 0.8 miles between the West End and Oakland City MARTA stations.”

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