Icy roads and bad traffic plagued Atlanta after snow accumulation on Jan. 28, 2014 turned the city into a gridlock nightmare. After dealing with several issues unrelated to the weather, MARTA kept trains operating as bus routes struggled to commute in difficult road conditions. The MARTA website, Facebook page and Twitter account (MARTAService) are keeping riders posted of changes and delays. For the latest service updates, see below.
Friday, Jan. 31
6:29 a.m. MARTA announced all buses and trains will be running their normal weekday schedule.
Thursday, Jan. 30
8:20 p.m. All bus routes will be running their normal weekday schedule on Friday. Allow extra time for your trip.
7:39 p.m. Rail service announced for Friday. The red and gold rails lines will start on a 20-30 minute frequency, the blue and green lines every 20 minutes. Expected start 5 a.m. More service could be added based on available staff.
6:25 p.m. The following buses are now in service in addition to the routes on the road earlier today:
2 Ponce de Leon Ave./MoreLand Ave.
9 Toney Valley/Peachcrest Road
12 Howell Mill/Cumberland
13 Fair Street/Mozley Park
24 East Lake/Hosea Williams Dr.
26 Perry Boulevard/North Ave.
27 Cheshire Bridge Rd./Ansley Mall
25 Peachtree Industrial Blvd.
30 LaVista Road
32 Bouldercrest/Georgia Aquarium
33 Briarcliff Rd./Lenox
34 Gresham Road/Clifton Springs
36 North Decatur Rd./Virginia Highland
37 Defoors Ferry Rd./Atlantic Station
42 Pryor Road/McDaniel St.
47 1-85 Access Road/Briarwood Road
49 McDonough Blvd
53 Skipper Drive/West Lake Ave.
55 Jonesboro Road/ Hutch Rd
56 Adamsville/Collier Heights
58 Atlanta Industrial/Hollywood Road
60 Hightower/Moores Mill
67 West End
74 Flat Shoals
82 Camp Creek/Welcome All
84 East Point/Camp Creek
86 Fairington Rd./McAfee Road
89 Flat Shoals Road/Scofield Rd
93 East Point/Delowe Dr.
102 Ponce de Leon Ave./Candler Park
103 Peeler Road/North Shallowford
104 Winters Chapel Rd.
107 Glenwood Rd.
117 Rockbridge Rd./ Panola Rd.
119 Kensington/Hairston Rd.
124 Pleasantdale Road
132 Tilly Mill Rd.
150 Perimeter Center/Dunwoody Village
165 Fairburn Road/Barge Rd. Park and Ride
170 Brown Lee/Peyton
172 Sylvan Rd/Virginia Ave.
178 Empire Blvd./Southside
181 Buffington Rd/S.Fulton Ind
183 Barge Road/Lakewood
186 Rainbow Drive/South DeKalb
1:08 p.m. Bus 1, 115, 116 and 119 service added.
11:08 a.m. Bus 3, 50, 153 service added.
11 a.m. Current list of buses running at 11 a.m. posted on the MARTA website.
8:56 a.m. Bus 4 discontinued due to ice. Bus service in Alpharetta and Roswell implemented via routes 85 and 140.
Wednesday, Jan. 29
11:39 p.m. MARTA releases a list of 27 bus routes that will operate on Thursday with modified schedules to provide as much coverage as possible on slick roads. Rail will continue on modified schedule starting at 5:30 a.m.
5:38 p.m. MARTA announced they plan to continue train service until 1:30 a.m., the normal hours. Expect delays. Trains on a modified 20-minute schedule.
12:30 p.m. Update from MARTA: Trains departing from North Springs will terminate at Lindbergh Center. From there, passengers can board a southbound airport train on the gold line. Green line terminating at Vine City. Still no bus service. Mixed-route and regular Mobility bus service will not be available until MARTA gets the “all-clear” from the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) that roads and highways are safe and passable. A number of buses carrying passengers were stranded overnight because of icy road conditions. MARTA is working with GDOT to provide rescue vehicles as soon as possible.
9 a.m. MARTA trains running with delays. No bus service.
1:06 a.m. MARTA announced that they will likely suspend service until 8 a.m. and will operate on a Sunday schedule with limited bus service.
12:01 a.m. Report that traffic still bad and cars sliding on Old Holcomb Bridge/Alpharetta Road. These conditions affect bus routes in Roswell and Alpharetta (85, 185, 140, 143), which are also unable to get to the North Springs station via Ga. 400 due to ramp closure.
Tuesday, Jan. 28
11:52 p.m. MARTA still working hard to get passengers to final destinations. But weather a challenge.
11 p.m. Confirmed MARTA trains still operating. Trains normally operate until 1:30 a.m.
10:37 p.m. Reports of stalled MARTA buses near East Atlanta Village
6:15 p.m. 400 ramp exit to the North Springs MARTA station closed until Wednesday at 6:45 p.m.