MARTA will run on modified schedule Thursday due to cold weather

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MARTA will run on modified schedule Thursday due to cold weather

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MARTA modified its schedule for Thursday. AJC FILE PHOTO

MARTA will end bus service at 10 p.m. Wednesday, and will modify its Thursday service to deal with winter weather.

Roads are expected to re-freeze overnight, said Stephany Fisher, a MARTA spokesperson. Bus service will end early to keep drivers and passengers safe; Wednesday morning, 25 buses slid on ice or got stuck in snow before picking up passengers.

Rail service will continue until 2 a.m. Thursday on a modified, weekend schedule, Fisher said. Empty trains will run overnight to prevent issues related to the cold temperatures.

Fisher said on Thursday, rail service will start at 6 a.m. and trains will arrive every 10 to 20 minutes. The Red and Gold lines will go to the airport all day.

Limited bus service will begin at 6 a.m. as well. Buses will run on major roads and to medical facilities. MARTA Mobility passengers with scheduled pick-ups will receive service.

See www.itsmarta.com, follow @MARTASERVICE on Twitter, or call the Customer Care Center at 404-848-5000 for specific bus route information and for service updates.

Atlanta awoke to a blanket of snow on Wednesday morning. See the snowy scenes our photographer captured throughout the metro area.
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