• Atlanta Mayor Announces 4 New Infill MARTA Stations

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General discussion of passenger rail systems not otherwise covered in the specific forums in this category, including high speed rail.

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  by Jeff Smith
 
From the state of the city address: AtlantaNewsFirst.com
4 new MARTA rail stations coming to Atlanta, mayor announces
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Mayor Andre Dickens made the announcement during his annual State of the City address. He talked about how Ponce City Market was a catalyst for the revitalization of its neighborhood, and now the city wants to replicate that success with a redevelopment project called “Murphy Crossing.”

The mayor said the city will build a brand new MARTA rail station at Murphy Crossing that will not only bring more rail access to the southwest Atlanta community but also connect MARTA rail to the BeltLine for the first time.

In addition to this new station, the mayor said the city is partnering with MARTA to build three additional infill stations throughout the city. Details on those have not been released.
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  by west point
 
One of these locations will be a station near what was fort McPherson. Never understood why the original rail line did not stop there.
  by MattW
 
We'll see. Some of those clamored-for infill stations are impractical due to curves or elevation. Also, apparently the Mayor went and said this without even talking to MARTA first.
west point wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 10:06 am One of these locations will be a station near what was fort McPherson. Never understood why the original rail line did not stop there.
It does, the Lakewood station is right at the front gate of what is now Tyler Perry studios. The headline station (which is one of the more practical ones) will be a good bit north and on the south beltline.
  by Jeff Smith
 
Locations: https://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/marta- ... tlanta.com
MARTA expansion: Proposed new train stations locations announced
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In an administrative order, Atlanta Mayor Andre Dicken unveiled the spots, which include Armour Yards and Murphy Crossing on the North/South lines and Krog Street/Hulsey Yards and Joseph E. Boulevard on the East/West ones.
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  by EssaMattou
 
west point wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 10:06 am One of these locations will be a station near what was fort McPherson. Never understood why the original rail line did not stop there.
Although everyone has responded to this issue. But I still don't know clearly why the original rail line didn't stop there.
  by MattW
 
EssaMattou wrote: Sun Jun 16, 2024 9:39 pm
west point wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 10:06 am One of these locations will be a station near what was fort McPherson. Never understood why the original rail line did not stop there.
Although everyone has responded to this issue. But I still don't know clearly why the original rail line didn't stop there.
But it did stop there.