MARTA rail service modified for second Georgia Dome implosion

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MARTA rail service modified for second Georgia Dome implosion

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A second implosion is scheduled for 1 a.m. Wednesday after portions of the Georgia Dome remain standing. 
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  • MARTA rail service will be suspended to the Dome station at 11:30 p.m.
  • A bus bridge will be put in place from the Five Points to Vine City stations. 
  • Traffic on Northside Drive will also be suspended. 

Late-night MARTA riders may be in for a longer ride home than usual. 

MARTA is suspending its rail service to the Dome station beginning at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday due to a second implosion for portions of the Georgia Dome that remain standing, officials announced. The modified rail schedule will be in effect through 2 a.m. Wednesday. 

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The implosion is scheduled for 1 a.m. Wednesday and comes a month after the Georgia Dome’s first implosion. Traffic will also be suspended on Northside Drive from 12:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. Traffic will be re-routed at Ivan Allen Boulevard and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Trains on the Green and Blue lines will stop at the Vine City and Five Points stations, and a bus bridge will be in place for passengers, MARTA spokeswoman Stephany Fisher said in a news release. 

Fisher said shuttle buses will be provided every 15 to 20 minutes from Five Points to Vine City. 

MARTA’s safety team will inspect the Dome station before starting full rail service at 5 a.m. Wednesday. 

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