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MARTA announces dramatic reduction in bus and rail service

The transit system will eliminate all but 41 bus routes and all rail service will run on a weekend schedule.

ATLANTA — MARTA has announced that due to the coronavirus, effective Monday, April 20, it is suspending all but 41 bus routes.

All bus passengers will enter and exit through the rear doors only, except for riders who need to use the accessibility ramp. Fare collection has been suspended.

Weekday rail service will begin at 5 am and operate on a Sunday schedule with trains arriving at stations about every 20 minutes.

Red and Gold Line trains will travel to Hartsfield-Jackson Airport until 9 pm. After 9 pm, all Gold Line trains will continue to travel to the airport; Red Line trains will only operate between the North Springs and Lindbergh Center stations.

Green Line trains will turn back at the King Memorial station from the start of service until 9 pm.

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MARTA has closed the Mercedes-Benz/State Farm Arena/GWCC Station. Trains will not stop at that station until events resume.

Atlanta Streetcar service will run on a Sunday schedule for both weekday and weekend service.

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