Peachtree Center (MARTA station)

Infobox Station
name=Peachtree Center
type=MARTA rapid transit station

address=216 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
line=rail color box|system=MARTA|line=North-South rail color box|system=MARTA|line=Northeast-South
other=CCT, GCT, GRTA
platform=Island Platform
passengers=7,900 (daily) [ [ MARTA facts] ]
opened=September 11, 1982

Peachtree Center station is the deepest station in the MARTA rail system, at 120 feet or 36 meters below Peachtree Street. It serves the Peachtree Center area of downtown Atlanta, and is the first station north-northeast of the rail system hub at Five Points. This is the fifth-busiest station in the MARTA system, handling an average of 17,800 boardings per weekday and as of April 2006, 7,155 daily fares were collected at the gates.

The station has an island platform serving two tracks. The floor is made of gray tile, the "walls" are made of solid gneiss rock, and the ceiling panels are made of steel. Four escalator banks are used to access the station, with the Carnegie Way/Ellis Street (southwest) entrance having the longest escalators in the system, which MARTA claims are also the longest in the Southeast U.S. [ [ MARTA facts] ] . The Harris Street (northwest) entrance has a map of the MARTA system with proposed lines on it. The station was featured in the 1985 movie "The Heavenly Kid".


*Peachtree Center
*Central Library
*Hard Rock Cafe
*American Cancer Society Center (formerly Inforum)
*Georgia Aquarium
*Centennial Olympic Park
*Woodruff Park
*Rialto Center for the Performing Arts
*Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel

Connection to other transit systems

*Cobb Community Transit
*Gwinnett County Transit
*Georgia Regional Transportation Authority


Although the operation of the North Line began between the Garnett and North Avenue stations on December 4, 1981, the Peachtree Center station between them did not open until September 11, 1982. A poster dating to 1982 on the station platform describes how the station was built. The poster reads:

:"MARTA's moving Atlanta, 120 feet below Peachtree Street."

:"The Peachtree Center station was built by tunneling through solid gneiss, a grainitelike rock formed of layers of quartz and mica. This rock provides underground support for the station. Soft ground or mixed tunneling was used where there was insufficient rock structure for underground support. With this method, compressed air twice the normal atmospheric pressure was used to support the walls while permanent structures were being built. Like deep sea divers, workers on this section of the rapid rail transit system were required to undergo 30 minutes of compression/decompression when entering or coming out of the tunnel. This station is only one of a few tunnels in the world where the walls and the ceiling were carved from solid rock."

:"Length of longest escalator serving the station entrance across from the Atlanta Public Library is 190 feet- the longest in the southeast. Cost of Station: approx. $45 million. Station depth: 120 feet. Station length: 900 feet."


ee also

*Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority


* [ MARTA station page]
* [ Atlanta page]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Civic Center (MARTA station) — Civic Center MARTA rapid transit station Station statistics …   Wikipedia

  • Medical Center (MARTA station) — Medical Center MARTA rapid transit station Station statistics Addres …   Wikipedia

  • Arts Center (MARTA station) — Infobox Station name=Arts Center type=MARTA rapid transit station logo=marta.gif logo size= image size= image caption= address=1255 West Peachtree Street Atlanta, GA 30309 line=rail color box|system=MARTA|line=North South rail color… …   Wikipedia

  • Peachtree Center — is a multi block area located in the central business district of Atlanta, Georgia. The mixed use complex was designed by Atlanta architect John Portman. It is connected by a network of enclosed pedestrian sky bridges and is linked to the… …   Wikipedia

  • North Springs (MARTA station) — North Springs MARTA rapid transit station Station statistics Address …   Wikipedia

  • North Avenue (MARTA station) — North Avenue MARTA rapid transit station Station statistics Address …   Wikipedia

  • College Park (MARTA station) — College Park MARTA rapid transit station Station statistics …   Wikipedia

  • Oakland City (MARTA station) — Oakland City MARTA rapid transit station Station statistics Address …   Wikipedia

  • Brookhaven/Oglethorpe (MARTA station) — Infobox Station name=Brookhaven/Oglethorpe type=MARTA rapid transit station logo=marta.gif logo size= image size=300 image caption= address=4047 Peachtree Road Atlanta, GA 30319 line=rail color box|system=MARTA|line=Northeast South other=… …   Wikipedia

  • Chamblee (MARTA station) — Chamblee MARTA rapid transit station Station statistics Address …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.