MARTA Hosts Groundbreaking Ceremony for Indian Creek Station Renovations

A ground-breaking ceremony was held Nov. 22 by the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) to mark the start of renovations at Indian Creek Railroad Station and kick off the railroad station rehabilitation program at the system scale.

The ceremony was hosted by MARTA Managing Director and CEO Jeffrey Parker and MARTA Board Chair and DeKalb County Representative Rita Scott. Speakers included Congressman Hank Johnson, DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond, and DeKalb County Commissioner Steve Bradshaw.

Members of the DeKalb County MARTA board, members of CEO Parker’s leadership team, and representatives from the design and construction companies responsible for the renovations were also in attendance.

Indian Creek Station is the easternmost terminus of the Blue Line and plays an important role in connecting customers east of DeKalb County to the large MARTA system, averaging nearly 10,000 passengers per week.

Improvements include a new lighted walkway from the car park to the station, replacement of all signage and damaged concrete, new public restrooms, tiled flooring on the concourse level and new landscaping. The $10 million project will be designed by Axis Infrastructure and built by Carroll Daniel Construction Company and CD Moody Construction Company. It is funded by the penny sales tax in DeKalb County.

Indian Creek Projects launches the MARTA Rail Station Rehabilitation Program, a multi-year, $300 million investment to improve customer experience through projects ranging from aesthetics to transformation.

In addition to improving customer safety with new lighting and wayfinding, the projects will use materials that are easier to maintain, making the stations cleaner and safer for users. All 38 rail stations are part of the program, with Indian Creek kicking off and stations at College Park, Five Points, Lenox, Arts Center, HE Holmes and Airport included in the first phase.

Melvin Z. Madore