A portion of I-85 was closed because of a fire and bridge collapse.  Photo taken March 31, 2017.

A third MARTA station loses parking deck added after I-85 collapse

MARTA announced Wednesday that in addition to ending the use of AT&T parking decks at Doraville and North Springs stations, it will also eliminate use of a parking deck at College Park station. 

The transit agency partnered with AT&T after the I-85 bridge collapse in 2017 to provide additional parking for train commuters. Parking at the stations will be allowed in MARTA lots only beginning Thursday morning.

College Park was not included in an initial announcement Tuesday.

Employees will be on site at both stations to help with the transition, and digital signs will alert riders when the parking lots are full.

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Additional parking for the Doraville Station can be found at Chamblee Station, located on Peachtree Road at Chamblee-Tucker Road; for the College Park Station at East Point Station, located on East Main Street at Washington Road; and for the North Springs Station at Sandy Springs Station, located off Georgia 400 on Abernathy Road. Longterm parking at Sandy Springs Station is $5. 

Parking availability at rail stations can be found here: http://www.itsmarta.com/parking-availability.aspx.

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