Riding MARTA has become a necessity for many commuters. Here are a few pointers for MARTA newbies.

Quick tips: Riding MARTA to the SEC title game

MARTA will beef up staffing and security for the SEC Championship as it continues to prepare for the larger national spotlight of the upcoming Super Bowl.

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Here’s a look at how MARTA plans to make things easier for fans attending the SEC Championship game:  

  • Trains will run every 10 minutes between the Lindbergh and Airport stations on north-south lines, as well as between King Memorial and Ashby on east-west lines. 
  • MARTA will deploy “transit ambassadors” to the Dome and Vine City stations adjacent to the stadium, as well as to end-of-the-line stations at North Springs, H.E. Holmes, College Park and Indian Creek. They will greet riders and assist them with directions and Breeze Card purchases. 
  • Other employees will help load and unload trains and prevent platform overcrowding at the Dome, Vine City and Five Points stations. 
  • In addition to the usual vending machines, MARTA employees will sell Breeze Cards at numerous stations. 
  • Bathrooms will be open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. at numerous stations. Previously, they closed at 7 p.m.  
  • The MARTA Police Department will supplement its uniform patrol division with other officers during the game. It also will use more than 10,000 security cameras to monitor the transit system.

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