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Old 09-14-2015, 12:59 PM
 
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I'm relocating to the ATL area. I'll be working downtown. Is the Marta safe for a daily commute to work? Are the Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, and Five Point stations well-lit? Is there security? Would I be better off driving and fighting traffic everyday? Please advise. Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-14-2015, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Decatur, GA
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It's very safe even late at night. The stations you mention are well-lit and well-traveled. Like any public place, stay smart and you'll stay safe! As to traffic, coming down from those stations and driving, you'll quickly regret it and wish you were on the train.
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Old 09-14-2015, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Valdosta (Atlanta Native)
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It's very safe. One of the safest in the nation. But saying THE MARTA isn't safe, you might get some weird looks. It just MARTA.
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Old 09-14-2015, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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It's very safe. One of the safest in the nation. But saying THE MARTA isn't safe, you might get some weird looks. It just MARTA.
Also, do not say Hotlanta.
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Old 09-14-2015, 02:39 PM
 
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Just don't make eye contact with anyone, don't wear the wrong colors, and don't carry anything of any value with you and you have a fighting chance of making it.
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Old 09-14-2015, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Atlanta - Midtown
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Just don't make eye contact with anyone, don't wear the wrong colors, and don't carry anything of any value with you and you have a fighting chance of making it.
Okay, seriously what is up with this guy? Are you doing a character?
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Old 09-14-2015, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I'm not a regular rider, but I have nevr felt unsafe. The only spaz attack I ever had was when I was out and wasn't sure if I'd be able to get back to the Park and Ride in time.
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Old 09-14-2015, 03:11 PM
 
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I'd say that after dark it can get a little dicey walking to and from the Five Points station, depending where you are coming from. The station itself is fine, but it's not in a great area. I wouldn't walk the streets around it late at night, but during commuting hours it is fine.
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Old 09-14-2015, 03:11 PM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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If you are used to taking the Subway everyday, particularly to the outer boroughs, then MARTA will feel like the senior bus to the Catskills to you. Every station has at least one on duty officer at all times, and there are usually officers patrolling the cars. As others have said, it's definitely one of the safer transit systems out there.
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Old 09-14-2015, 03:13 PM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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I'd say that after dark it can get a little dicey walking to and from the Five Points station, depending where you are coming from. The station itself is fine, but it's not in a great area. I wouldn't walk the streets around it late at night, but during commuting hours it is fine.
That's no different than walking to a station in NYC. If someone is coming from NYC, they have skills to handle the streetfolk unlike say some one from Omaha wouldn't.
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