Avondale station (MARTA)

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E7
Avondale
MARTA rapid transit station
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Avondale MARTA station
Location 915 East Ponce de Leon Avenue
Decatur, Georgia 30030
United States
Coordinates 33°46′31″N 84°16′55″W / 33.775277°N 84.281903°W / 33.775277; -84.281903Coordinates: 33°46′31″N 84°16′55″W / 33.775277°N 84.281903°W / 33.775277; -84.281903
Line(s)
Platforms 2 island platforms
Tracks 4
Connections Bus transport MARTA Bus: 75, 114, 117, 120
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Parking 823 spaces; Daily parking
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code E7
History
Opened June 30, 1979
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 4,327 (avg. weekday)[1]Decrease 5%
Services
Preceding station   MARTA   Following station
Blue Line
toward Indian Creek

Avondale is a train station in Decatur, Georgia. It is on the Blue Line of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) rail system. The station is at-grade and has two island platforms, one for each direction. The center two tracks are not normally used for through service. Because of these middle tracks, it is not uncommon for trains to be bound for Avondale, having passengers change trains at Avondale. This station opened on June 30, 1979; this was the original eastern terminus of the Blue Line. This station has parking (823 spaces) available on E. College Avenue.

This station mainly serves Avondale Estates (although technically not located in the city limits) and Decatur Heights, as well as The City of Clarkston and The City of Tucker and Communities in: Scottdale, Northlake & North Decatur.

Bus service is provided at this station to Clifton Springs Health Center, GRTA/Panola Park & Ride, DeKalb Lou Walker Senior Center, North DeKalb DeKalb Mall, DeKalb Farmers Market, Avondale Estates, Tucker, City of Clarkson,Mountain Industrial Business District, DeKalb Veterans Administration Clinic and DeKalb County Department of Family and Children Services Center (DFACS).

East of the station is Avondale Yard, a train yard used to service, clean, store, and test the fleet of rolling stock it services. Adjacent to the yard is Laredo Bus Facility.

Station layout[edit]

M Mezzanine Crossover between street and platforms
G
Ground/
platform level
Westbound Blue Line toward H. E. Holmes (Decatur)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Westbound Green Line rush-hour (Edgewood/Candler Park)
Eastbound Blue Line rush-hour (Indian Creek)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound Blue Line toward Indian Creek (Kensington)

Clifton Corridor[edit]

Avondale station is a proposed terminus for rapid transit along the Clifton Corridor, a proposed public transportation corridor stretching from Lindbergh Center eastwards, following the existing CSX rail corridor to Emory University, with possible continuation along the northern edge of Decatur via Suburban Plaza on N. Decatur Rd. and on to Avondale. As of October 2011, bus, light rail and heavy rail rapid-transit options are under consideration.[2] The 1-cent sales tax upon which the Atlanta region will vote in Summer 2012 would provide funding for the line.

Landmarks and popular locations served[edit]

  • Your DeKalb Farmers Market
  • Avondale Estates Village
  • Dekalb Veterans Administration Clinic
  • Dekalb Department of Family and Children Services (DFACS)

Buses at this station[edit]

The station is served by the following MARTA bus routes:

North Bus Bays[edit]

  • Route 75 – Lawrenceville Highway / North DeKalb Mall
  • Route 114 – Columbia Drive / Clifton Springs Road
  • Route 117- Rockbridge Road / Panola Road / GRTA Park and Ride
  • Route 120 – East Ponce de Leon Avenue

References[edit]

  1. ^ “2014 Transportation Fact Book” (PDF). Atlanta Regional Commission. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  2. ^ MARTA Clifton Corridor

External links[edit]