MARTA Moves to Color-Coded Lines

ATLANTA — MARTA last month introduced color-coded rail lines — similar to systems in other major cities — saying it will help cut down on rider confusion.

“The changes we’re making in our rail-line identification system will help both frequent and occasional users of our system,” MARTA General Manager Beverly Scott said in a news release. “Our goal is to ensure that customers continue to move safely through the system without feeling overwhelmed.”

With the change, the former North-South Line is now the Red Line, the Northeast-South Line is the Yellow Line, the East-West line is the Blue Line and the Proctor Creek line is the Green Line.

MARTA made the change on top of a 25 cent increase to its fares, which raised from $1.75 to $2 for a one-way trip.

— Todd DeFeo