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Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN Center station

Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/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). It took the present-name in 2000.

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Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN Center
MARTA rapid transit station
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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
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
ParkingNone
Bicycle facilitiesNone
Disabled accessYes
ArchitectCooper Carry & Associates, Inc.[1]
Other information
Station codeW1
History
OpenedDecember 22, 1979
Previous namesOmni (1979-1992)
Omni/Dome/World Congress Center (or "Omni/Dome/GWCC") (1992-2000)
Traffic
Passengers (2013)2,107 (avg. weekday)[2]Steady 0%
Services
Preceding station   MARTA   Following station
Blue Line
toward Indian Creek
toward Bankhead
Green Line

As the station name suggests, 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
P
Platform level
Westbound Green Line toward Bankhead (Vine City)
Blue Line toward H. E. Holmes (Vine City)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound Green Line toward Edgewood / Candler Park (Five Points)
Blue Line toward Indian Creek (Five Points)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Omni Station (Plaque outside of station entrance). Atlanta, GA. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  2. ^ "2014 Transportation Fact Book" (PDF). Atlanta Regional Commission. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  3. ^ "MARTA System Map 1993". Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  4. ^ "MARTA Rail System Map 1996)". Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. Retrieved 21 April 2019.