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5/27/2014



Rail News: Passenger Rail

MARTA returns to six-car trains on Red, Gold lines


Starting today, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) added more rail cars to its Red and Gold line trains as part of ongoing transit system improvements that have recently included more frequent service and shorter rider wait times.

During regular weekday service, trains running on both lines have been extended from four- to six-cars until further notice, as the agency monitors rider comments and evaluates trends, MARTA officials said in a press release.

"We've been getting a lot of positive feedback about shorter wait times, and we'll keep looking for other ways to make our bus and rail service more attractive by listening to customers about how we can keep making MARTA better," said General Manager and Chief Executive Officer Keith Parker.

Also during the next few weeks, agency officials plan to evaluate the appropriate balance of train lengths.



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