Celebrate your independence from the tyranny of driving this holiday weekend by taking MARTA to such time-honored festivities as the Peachtree Road Race, the Atlanta Braves game and fireworks displays at Lenox Square and Centennial Olympic Park.
From 4:45 a.m. on Friday, July 4, to 1 a.m. on Saturday, July 5, MARTA will operate special event service. Trains will run on a 10-minute service schedule (5-minute headways between Lindbergh Center and the Airport stations) added throughout the day to accommodate the celebrations. Additional MARTA staff and police will be deployed throughout the system to assist customers.
For only $2.50 each way (plus a $1 charge for a permanent Breeze card), using MARTA is an easy and affordable way to navigate holiday travel with ease. Due to the large crowds that are expected, customers are advised to purchase a round-trip fare at the beginning of their trip to avoid long lines on the return. Breeze tickets will also be sold for cash only at high traffic stations throughout the system to assist in expediting travel.
Paper tickets will be sold pre-race only at College Park, Doraville, Dunwoody, Lindbergh, North Springs and Sandy Springs. However, paper tickets will be sold before and after the race at Midtown and Arts Center stations.
Race participants can take Gold Line trains to Lenox Station or Red Line trains to Buckhead Station for the start of the race. Shuttle buses will also be available at Lindbergh Center Station before the race to transport runners close to the starting line (Buckhead Loop). After the race, there will be shuttles at Midtown Station to bring participants back to Lindbergh Center Station.
Parking for less than 24 hours is free at all MARTA daily parking facilities. Customers parking in the decks at Lindbergh Center Station must park in MARTA-designated areas. In order to receive free parking, customers must validate their parking tickets at machines inside Lindbergh Center Station before exiting the fare gates. Ticket validations are only good for a 30 minute period, so do not validate your ticket until you are ready to return to your car. Please note that MARTA has some designated lots, which charge a fee including Lenox, Brookhaven, Kensington and College Park stations.
Some bus routes will be re-routed for the Peachtree Road Race and other scheduled events. These bus routes are listed here: http://www.itsmarta.com/july-4th-2014-events.aspx.
Please visit www.itsmarta.com or call Customer Information at 404-848-5000, which is open weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; weekends from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and on July 4 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
OVERVIEW OF JULY 4th Events Schedule
First Train Departures:
Airport to Doraville: 4:45 a.m. Airport to North Springs: 4:55 a.m.
Doraville to Airport: 4:45 a.m. North Springs to Airport: 4:51 a.m.
Indian Creek to H. E. Holmes: 4:49 a.m. Bankhead to Candler: 4:58 a.m.
H. E. Holmes to Indian Creek: 4:41 a.m. Candler to Bankhead: 4:49 a.m.
July 4th Rail Schedules
MARTA will operate a Sunday bus schedule on Friday, July 4th. On Saturday, July 5 and Sunday July 6, MARTA will operate a regular weekend schedule.
Peachtree Road Race
Click here to view the Peachtree Road Race instructions
Start of Race: Runners can take the Gold Line to Lenox Station or the Red Line to Buckhead Station.
End of Race: Midtown Station
Bus Reroutes: 5, 25, 27, 36, 37, 39, 99 and 110
Braves vs. Arizona
Five Points Station
The Braves Shuttle picks up at Steve Polk Plaza next to Underground Atlanta.
Centennial Park July 4th Celebration
Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN Center or Peachtree Center Station
Some slight delays are expected on Routes 1 and 51 during this event.
Lenox Square July 4th Celebration
Lenox or Buckhead Rail Stations
Bus Reroutes: 25 and 110
City of Decatur July 4th Celebration
Bus Reroutes: 2, 15, 19 and 123
Six Flags July 4th Concert and Fireworks
Six Flags Shuttle – Take Bus Route 201 from Hamilton E. Holmes Station
Breeze Ticket Sales (Cash Only. Change can be provided.):
$.50 surcharge on one way and round-trip tickets at cash tables
$1.00 surcharge at the vending machine when purchasing a Breeze Card
From 4:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., round-trip tickets will be sold at Dunwoody, Doraville, Chamblee, College Park and Lindbergh Stations.
From 5:45 a.m. to 9 p.m., round-trip tickets will be sold at North Springs and Sandy Springs Stations while supplies last.
From 4:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., one-way tickets will be sold at Midtown Station and from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m., one-way tickets will be sold at Arts Center Station.
- Train service from 4:45 a.m. to 1 a.m.
- 10-minute departures from end-of-line stations (eg., North Springs, Doraville) with 5-minute frequency between Lindbergh and Airport.
- Extra trains will be added as crowds and events require.
- Both Red and Gold lines will travel to and from Airport all day till end of service.
SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE: Before Race
- MARTA Shuttle buses will travel between Lindbergh Station and the Buckhead Loop prior to the race. Shuttle riders will be dropped at top of exit ramp on Lenox Road.
SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE: After Race
- MARTA Shuttle buses will carry riders back to Lindbergh Center station from the Midtown Station bus loop after the race.
- Catch the Braves Shuttle with a free transfer from Five Points Station.
- Buses depart from Steve Polk Plaza next to Underground Atlanta beginning 90 minutes before game time.
- Shuttle buses return fans back to Five Points Station after all the festivities have ended.
- Buses will continue to run until Braves Shuttle lines have cleared. For more information, click here.
BUS RE-ROUTES DUE TO PEACHTREE ROAD RACE, FIREWORKS, AND PARADES:
- Peachtree Road Race Bus Reroutes
- Decatur Fireworks Bus Reroutes
- Lenox Fireworks Bus Reroutes
- Centennial Olympic Park Fireworks Bus Reroutes
Please call Customer Information at 404-848-5000, which is open weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; weekends from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and on July 4 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.