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Medical Center is a metro station in Sandy Springs, Georgia, serving the Red Line of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) rail system. It serves the Pill Hill neighborhood of Perimeter Center, the location of Northside Hospital (the country's busiest birthplace), St. Joseph's Hospital, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite and DeVry University. North of Medical Center is Dunwoody station and south is Buckhead station. This station's platforms are long enough to accommodate 6-car trains.

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N8
Medical Center
MARTA rapid transit station
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Location5711 Peachtree-Dunwoody Road
Sandy Springs, Georgia 30342
Coordinates33°54′38″N 84°21′10″W / 33.910689°N 84.352684°W / 33.910689; -84.352684
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus transport MARTA Bus: 825, PTC shuttles
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Parking200 spaces; daily parking only
Long-term parking prohibited
Bicycle facilities6 spaces
Disabled accessYes
ArchitectDiedrich Architects & Associates, Inc.[1]
Other information
Station codeN8
History
OpenedJune 8, 1996
Traffic
Passengers (2013)1,629 (avg. weekday)[2]Steady 0%
Services
Preceding station   MARTA   Following station
toward Airport
Red Line

The station is located just west of the Fulton/DeKalb County line. The portion in DeKalb County is currently not developed and is a part of MARTA's portfolio for potential transit-oriented development. Of note, the station was constructed in 1996 when this portion of Fulton County was unincorporated; Sandy Springs was incorporated ten years later.

Station layoutEdit

G Street Level Entrance/Exit, station house
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound Red Line toward Airport (nights toward Lindbergh Center) (Buckhead)
Northbound Red Line toward North Springs (Dunwoody)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

ParkingEdit

Medical Center has 200 daily parking spaces available for MARTA users, which are located at the lower level of St. Joseph's parking deck. Daily parking (less than 24 hours) is free; long-term parking is prohibited, as the hospital is closed to visitors at night. In order to limit parking to MARTA users, the parking ticket must be validated inside of the fare gate area to exit the parking deck.

Landmarks and popular destinationsEdit

Bus routesEdit

The station is served by the following MARTA bus routes:

  • Route 825 - Johnson Ferry Road

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ MARTA Medical Center Station (Plaque inside of station entrance). Atlanta, GA. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  2. ^ "2014 Transportation Fact Book" (PDF). Atlanta Regional Commission. Retrieved 22 July 2015.

External linksEdit

 
Medical Center Station in the snow