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Taking MARTA to the AJC Peachtree Road Race? Here's everything you need to know.

MARTA is extending service on July 4th for those heading to the Peachtree Road Race or to fireworks at Centennial Olympic Park.

ATLANTA — Planning to take MARTA to the 50th running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race on Thursday? Or to the fireworks at Centennial Olympic Park? 

That's probably a smart idea given the number of roads closed, detours and limited parking in the area.

MARTA announced today that they will provide additional rail, bus, and Mobility service on July 4. 

New this year, MARTA will have buses staged at 12th and Piedmont after the race to provide transportation to the Lindbergh Station for those passengers heading north.

MARTA rail service:

  • Rail service begins at 4 a.m.
  • At 6 a.m., the south end of Buckhead Station will close for the race. Use the pedestrian bridge exit on the north end of the platform and walk to the starting area near Lenox Road/Buckhead Loop.
  • Exit at Dome or Peachtree Center Stations for evening fireworks at Centennial Olympic Park.
  • The Atlanta Streetcar will run from 8 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

MARTA bus service:

  • Bus shuttles will run between Lindbergh and Lenox Stations beginning at 4 a.m. 
  • MARTA Mobility buses will transport wheelchair athletes to and from Lenox Station.
  • Bus service will run on a Saturday schedule.
  • Many buses will be re-routed for the race and fireworks. Visit www.itsmarta.com for details.

Know before you go:

  • Purchase a round-trip ticket to avoid long lines on the return. You must have a Breeze ticket or card to board the shuttle buses.
  • Runners may wear a fuel belt only; no backpacks or bags are allowed in the start corrals.
  • Restrooms are available at 16 rail stations, with additional portable toilets stationed at Lindbergh and Midtown Stations. See a rail map for details.
  • Uniformed MARTA police officers and staff will be at all locations if you need assistance.
  • Download MARTA’s On the Go app for real-time service alerts and MARTA’s See & Say app to report suspicious activity.
  • Follow @MARTASERVICE on Twitter for service updates and announcements.

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