MARTA's New Year's Eve Schedule

The transit system has time and bus scheduling changes for the holiday.

Downtown will have several activities for New Year's Eve, including the Chick-fil-A Bowl at the Georgia Dome, the Peach Drop at Underground Atlanta and other events.    

To accommodate these activities, MARTA is offering event rail service to get customers to their destinations. Additional staff and police will be on hand to assist patrons.

On New Year’s Eve, bus service will operate a regular weekday schedule. Some bus routes will be rerouted for both the Chick-fil-A Bowl Parade and Peach Drop. Beginning at 4 p.m., buses serving Five Points will be rerouted to other stations through the end of regular service. These bus changes are listed as follows:

  • On Tuesday, January 1, 2013, bus and rail service will operate using a Sunday schedule in observance of the New Year’s Day holiday. Bus service will run from 5 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. and trains will operate every 20 minutes on all lines from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. MARTA Mobility subscription customers who want to travel on Tuesday, the observed holiday, must call to book their paratransit trips.
  • Customers transferring to MARTA from Cobb Community Transit (CCT) and Gwinnett County Transit (GCT) are advised to check these systems’ bus schedules to ensure they catch their last buses out at the end of the evening.  

Listed below are the stations most convenient to various New Year’s Eve events:

 Chick-fil-A Bowl

  • Parade 12:30 p.m.
    • Take MARTA to the MARTA Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN Center Station or Peachtree Center Station
      • Bus Reroutes: The following bus routes will be rerouted from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.:
        • Routes 1, 16, 32, 51 and 110
        • Route 186 will be diverted to Georgia State Station from the beginning of service on December 31st.
  • FanFest 2:00 p.m.
    • Take MARTA to the Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN Center Station
  •  Football Game 7:30 p.m.
    • Take MARTA to the Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN Center Station

Peach Drop New Year’s Eve Celebration at Underground Atlanta

  • Take MARTA to the Peachtree Center, Five Points, or Georgia State Stations
    • Bus Reroutes: The following bus routes will be diverted to different rail stations due to street closures:
      • Bus routes diverted to Garnett Station (Peachtree St @ Brotherton St) 1, 3, 13, 32, 42, 49, 51 and 155
      • Bus routes diverted to Civic Center Station (east side of W. Peachtree St.) 16 and 110
      • Bus routes diverted to Georgia State Station (west side of station) 55, 74 and 186

Fare is $2.50 each way (plus a $1 charge for a permanent Breeze card). For added convenience, customers are encouraged to purchase round-trip fare at the start of their trip to avoid long lines on the return.

Parking for less than 24 hours is free at all of MARTA’s daily parking facilities, including Avondale Station. 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 that charge a fee, including lots at Lenox, Brookhaven, Kensington and College Park stations.

Please visit www.itsmarta.com or call Customer Information at 404-848-5000 for more information on MARTA’s holiday service. On Dec. 31, 2012, the Customer Service Center and Customer Information Center will operate regular schedules and the Five Points Information Booth will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. The Five Points RideStore will operate a modified schedule from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Airport RideStore will have a regular schedule.

On Jan. 1, 2013, the Customer Service Center will be closed and the Customer Information Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Five Points Information Booth and the Five Points and Airport Ridestores will be closed.


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