ATLANTA – The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) completed a significant track replacement project where the system’s Red and Gold rail lines converge.
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The work on the heavy rail lines between Lindbergh Center, Buckhead, and Lenox Stations began on Feb. 17 and concluded early on Feb. 22.
The project is part of a $225 million multi-year effort that involves replacing track and switches throughout the rail system.
“The entire MARTA team worked tirelessly to ensure this necessary work was completed safely and in a timely manner, and that the inconvenience to our customers was minimal,” MARTA General Manager and CEO Jeffrey Parker said in a news release. “This work will allow trains to travel through Canterbury Junction at an increased speed and reduce train delays. Riders should notice an immediate improvement.”
The Track Replacement Project is part of MARTA’s ongoing commitment to enhancing customer safety and experience.
Meanwhile, a systemwide Station Rehabilitation Program includes aesthetic and amenity upgrades, the Elevator and Escalator Restoration Program and the implementation of an improved audio-visual customer communication system (AVIS). It also includes the largest capital project in MARTA’s history, the purchase of new railcars.