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Track work – MARTA warns of delays

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Track work – MARTA warns of delays

A MARTA train passes over the mural at the corner of Dekalb Ave. and Arizona Ave. on Thursday, April 17, 2014. File Photo by Jonathan Phillips
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A MARTA train passes over the mural at the corner of Dekalb Ave. and Arizona Ave. on Thursday, April 17, 2014. Photo by: Photo: Jonathan Phillips

A MARTA train passes over the mural at the corner of Dekalb Ave. and Arizona Ave. on Thursday, April 17, 2014. Photo by: Photo: Jonathan Phillips

MARTA is warning riders that they might have to wait a little longer to catch a train the weekend of May 10 and May 11.

“Doraville trains will operate every 24 minutes,” MARTA announced in a press release. “An additional train between the Airport and Arts Center stations will operate every 12 minutes. Riders using the Red Line will take a Gold Line Doraville train and transfer at Lindbergh Center station, as is standard practice during non-peak service.”

The transit agency says it has scheduled “significant track maintenance” this weekend.

“The steel rails on which the trains run are being changed due to standard lifecycle wear of the track,” the announcement says. “Work to replace one side of the rails will impact the track between Arts Center and Lindbergh stations. MARTA will also operate the same schedule on select weekends later this summer to replace the rails on the opposite side.”

Additionally, MARTA advises that:

– If your final destination is between the Airport and Arts Center, catch either train for quicker service

– Going north of Arts Center, catch a Doraville train; however, if going to North Springs, catch a Doraville train and transfer at Lindbergh Center as Red Line trains will operate to and from Lindbergh only

– East-West rail service will operate every 20 minutes on a normal weekend schedule

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