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Light Rail Recommended in Emory, CDC Area From Lindbergh Station

MARTA planning staff will officially propose the plan to the board April 9

A light rail system in the area is one step closer to becoming a reality.

After months of planning, analyzing and , MARTA planning staff will recommend an 8.8 mile light rail system to connect Lindbergh Center Station in Buckhead to the Avondale Estates station near Decatur.

The 10-stop line would include service to Emory University and the , two of the largest employers in Atlanta. Current public transportation options only provide bus service to the area.

The line would begin at Lindbergh and continue on to Cheshire Bridge, Sage Hill, CDC/Emory Point, Emory-Rollins, Emory-Clairmont, North Decatur, Suburban Plaza, DeKalb Medical Center and end at Avondale Estates.

Stations at Piedmont (transfer to BeltLine), DeKalb Industrial and North Arcadia (old DeVry campus) could be added to the line.

The three initial options for the Clifton Corridor

The staff will make the formal recommendation to the Marta board on April 9 at 1:30 p.m. at MARTA Headquarters, 6th Floor Board Room, 2424 Piedmont Road. The meeting will include a public comment portion before the recommendation.

The project — also known the Clifton Corridor Transit Initiative — .

Do you support light rail service from Buckhead to the Emory area? Tell us in the comments!

Bob March 23, 2012 at 12:02 PM
Yes, Yes,Yes, Yes, Yes,I support light rail to Emory. It's long, long overdue. That is a hard area to get to. It should have been done years ago. B. Turner
Henry Batten March 23, 2012 at 02:31 PM
I agree with Robert. The area between Lindbergh Center and Emory/CDC is choking in gridlock. This project is way overdue.

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