Previous track replacement work took place in 2020. (Courtesy MARTA)

MARTA will suspend rail service south of Medical Center Station beginning tonight, Friday, Feb. 17 at 9 p.m. through the end of service Wednesday, Feb. 22 for track replacement work. 

Reduced frequency Red Line service to the airport resumes Thursday, Feb. 23, with full service restored Sunday, Feb. 26. Red Line service north of Medical Center, as well as rail service on the Gold, Blue, and Green Lines will operate normally.

To assist customers, free bus shuttles will run continuously between Medical Center, Buckhead, and Lenox Stations, and a $10 Uber or Lyft voucher will be available through MARTAConnect. Scan the QR code located at rail stations throughout the system or visit MARTA ( to download a voucher. The voucher is good for travel to and from Lindbergh, Medical Center, Buckhead, and Lenox rail stations and may be used two times per day.

MARTA is investing approximately $225 million in State of Good Repair work on its heavy rail lines to enhance the safety of the rail system, reduce train delays, and improve customer experience. The Track Replacement Program is a multi-year effort to replace track and switches throughout the rail system.

To learn more about the track replacement work and service impacts, visit

MARTA also announced it will begin repaving parking lots at the following rail stations this winter: Brookhaven, Chamblee, West End, Oakland City, East Point, and College Park on the Red and Gold Lines, and Ashby, Inman Park/Reynoldstown, Edgewood/Candler Park, East Lake, and Kensington on the Blue and Green Lines.

The parking lots will be repaved in phases to reduce impacts to parking availability. MARTA will work to provide enough spaces at each station to meet customer need. During the project, pedestrian and bus access at rail stations may also be temporarily relocated.

Updates will be available at  MARTA (

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