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MARTA Schedule for Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

Listing of service changes.

by Patch Staff

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority will operate holiday service Thursday and Friday and will implement bus reroutes to accommodate the Atlanta Half Marathon and Macy's Tree Lighting.

This Thanksgiving holiday weekend, there will be several events throughout the city including the Macy’s Tree Lighting at Lenox Square Mall and the Atlanta Hawks game. To accommodate these activities, MARTA will have event rail service available to get customers quickly to their destinations. Additional staff and police will be on hand to assist patrons.

Parking for less than 24 hours is free at all of MARTA’s daily parking facilities. Customers parking in the decks at Lindbergh Center Station must park in MARTA designated areas and validate their parking ticket at machines inside Lindbergh Station in order to receive free daily parking.  Please note that MARTA has some designated lots which charge a fee.

For the holiday, MARTA will operate a Sunday schedule on Thursday and a Saturday schedule on Friday. In addition, some buses will be rerouted to accommodate events. These reroutes are listed below.

For more information about service changes, please visit www.itsmarta.com or call 404.848.5000 for bus and rail schedule information.  Please note that on Thursday, Nov. 22, and Friday, Nov. 23 the Customer Service Center will be closed and the Customer Information Center will only be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Please see the following holiday hours for RideStores and other offices:

Thursday, Nov., 22, 2012:

  • RidesStores at Five Points and Airport - Closed
  • Reduced Fare Offices Five Points and MARTA Headquarters – Closed
  • Information Booth at Five Points – Closed
  • Lost & Found at Five Points – Closed

Friday, Nov. 23, 2012:

  • RideStore at Five Points – Closed
  • RideStore at Airport – Open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Reduced Fare Offices – Closed
  • Lost & Found at Five Points – Closed

Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012:

  • RideStores resume regular schedule.

Thanksgiving Weekend Service:

  • Thursday, November 22 
    • Schedule Changes
    • MARTA will operate a Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving Day.  Trains will run every 20 minutes on all lines. 
  • Bus Reroutes for Thanksgiving Half Marathon & 5K Race:
    • Bus reroutes: 1, 2, 12, 16, 21, 27, 32, 37, 49, 55, 74, 99, 110, 155, 186
    • Bus routes being diverted to another station:  2, 21, 27, 32, 36, 99, 155, 186
  • Macy’s Tree Lighting-Lenox Square Mall: 
    • 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
      • Take the Red Line to Buckhead Station and walk approximately 3 blocks north on Peachtree Street or take the Gold Line to Lenox Station.  From the Blue and Green Lines, customers can transfer at Five Points to a northbound Red or Gold Line train.    
    • Bus reroutes for the tree lighting: 25, 110
  • Friday, Nov. 23
    • On Friday, rail and bus service will operate using a Saturday schedule.
  • Saturday, Nov. 24
    • Atlanta Hawks vs. L.A. Clippers, Philips Arena, 7 p.m.: Take the Blue or Green Lines to Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN Center Station and walk directly into Philips Arena.  From the Red and Gold Lines, customers can transfer at Five Points to either a Blue or Green Line train and head westbound one stop to the Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN Center Station.

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