GWCC/CNN Center station

GWCC/CNN Center station is a rail station in Atlanta, Georgia, on the Blue and Green lines of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) rail system. Located on the western edge of Downtown Atlanta, the station officially opened on December 22, 1979. It was originally called Omni station due to its proximity to the Omni Coliseum, which was demolished to build Philips Arena (now State Farm Arena). The station's name expanded in 1992 as Omni/Dome/World Congress Center[3] (or simply Omni/Dome/GWCC)[4] with that year's opening of the Georgia Dome as well as the Georgia World Congress Center (opened 1976). By the year 2000, the station name had changed to Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN Center.[5] In June 2019, MARTA held a town hall to gather community input on a new name for the station after the demolition of the Georgia Dome and the renaming of Philips Arena to State Farm Arena.[6] The station was one of five MARTA rail stations that were under consideration for new names in 2019.[7] The name of the station was changed to GWCC/CNN Center.[8]

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MARTA rapid transit station
Dome GWCC Philips Arena CNN Center MARTA station.jpg
General information
Location100 Centennial Olympic Park Drive NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
Coordinates33°45′23″N 84°23′52″W / 33.756293°N 84.397759°W / 33.756293; -84.397759Coordinates: 33°45′23″N 84°23′52″W / 33.756293°N 84.397759°W / 33.756293; -84.397759
Platforms1 island platform
Structure typeAt-grade
Bicycle facilitiesNone
ArchitectCooper Carry & Associates, Inc.[1]
Other information
Station codeW1
OpenedDecember 22, 1979; 43 years ago (1979-12-22)
Previous namesOmni (1979–1992)
Omni/Dome/World Congress Center (or "Omni/Dome/GWCC") (1992–2000)
20132,107 (avg. weekday)[2]Steady 0%
Preceding station Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority MARTA Following station
Vine City Blue Line Five Points
Vine City
toward Bankhead
Green Line Five Points

The station provides service to Mercedes-Benz Stadium (replacing the now-razed Georgia Dome), the Georgia World Congress Center, State Farm Arena, and the CNN Center. Access is also provided to the Omni and Glenn hotels, Centennial Olympic Park, the Georgia Aquarium, the College Football Hall of Fame, the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Centennial Tower, and the World of Coca-Cola at Pemberton Place.

Station layoutEdit

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
Platform level
Westbound Green Line toward Bankhead (Vine City)
Blue Line toward Hamilton E. Holmes (Vine City)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound Green Line toward Edgewood/Candler Park (weekends toward King Memorial) (Five Points)
Blue Line toward Indian Creek (Five Points)


  1. ^ Omni Station (Plaque outside of station entrance). Atlanta, GA.
  2. ^ "2014 Transportation Fact Book" (PDF). Atlanta Regional Commission. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
  3. ^ "MARTA System Map 1993". Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  4. ^ "MARTA Rail System Map 1996)". Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. Archived from the original on June 25, 1997. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  5. ^ "Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority System Map, 2000-12". Retrieved December 28, 2020.
  6. ^ "MARTA". Retrieved December 28, 2020.
  7. ^ Journal-Constitution, Raisa Habersham-The Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionLeon Stafford- The Atlanta. "MARTA works to change 5 station names — with the help of residents". ajc. Retrieved December 28, 2020.
  8. ^ "MARTA". Retrieved December 28, 2020.

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