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Old 08-29-2010, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Steele Creek, Charlotte, NC
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I'm coming to Atlanta this weekend for the UNC-LSU game and staying near Six Flags. I was wondering if MARTA would be a good safe way to get to the game and back. Looks like the Hamilton E. Holmes Station would be the most convenient. Is this a good idea? Will the trains be running late enough to get back after the game? Is it safe?
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Old 08-29-2010, 07:44 AM
 
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Yes it is a good idea.
Trains will be running after the game
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Old 08-29-2010, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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Yes. A bonus of staying on that side of town is that you'll just have to take one train the whole trip.

You can check the train schedules on itsmarta.com. Most nights, trains run until 12:30 AM or so.
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Old 12-13-2010, 01:28 AM
 
Location: Decatur, GA
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Yes

To me it is safe but you will most likely see alot of people on the train if you are going to a game at the GA Dome. I think the trains stop around 12 or 12:30 something like that.
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Old 12-13-2010, 08:06 AM
 
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Yes, good and safe.
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Old 12-11-2014, 06:53 AM
 
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Traveling from Buckhead - Jw marriott to Georgia dome. How easy and safe will this journey be ?
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Old 12-11-2014, 07:01 AM
 
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Traveling from Buckhead - Jw marriott to Georgia dome. How easy and safe will this journey be ?
You'll have to change trains once to get from the North-South line to the East-West line, but it is pretty easy. I would actually prefer that trip to the one in the OP because of the nicer area that you are staying in. The area out towards Six Flags has been going downhill for years imo. Not much to do out there.
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Old 12-11-2014, 09:29 PM
 
Location: In your feelings
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Traveling from Buckhead - Jw marriott to Georgia dome. How easy and safe will this journey be ?
Statistically a tourist riding MARTA has very little to be worried about safety-wise. I recommend downloading the MARTA app if you have an iOS or Android smartphone; it will give you live train arrival data so you can minimize the amount of time you spend waiting on the platform.
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Old 12-12-2014, 07:07 AM
 
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Traveling from Buckhead - Jw marriott to Georgia dome. How easy and safe will this journey be ?
That's a snap. Good move!
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Old 12-12-2014, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Atlanta - Midtown
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Traveling from Buckhead - Jw marriott to Georgia dome. How easy and safe will this journey be ?
Easy peasy. Go to Lenox Station, take the Gold line train south and get off at Five Points Station. There you will transfer to any west bound train (blue or green lines) one stop to "Dome/GWCC/Phillips Arena/CNN Center". Get off the train and make a right on the platform (you will see the Big Dome sign) and you're there.
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