he Super Bowl will bring in an estimated 500,000 to 600,000 people to Atlanta for parties, soirees, and concerts. MARTA has put together a plan to help the visitors and the residents of Atlanta to get around and [hopefully] beat the traffic.

“We’re prepared,” said David Springstead, MARTA’s chief of rail operations. “The tenor at MARTA is excitement, not concern. We want to shine.”

Here is the MARTA schedule for Super Bowl week:

January 26–February 2: Centennial Olympic Park Drive, in front of CNN Center Gameday–February 3: Centennial Olympic Park Drive, in front of CNN Center and the NAPA Yellow Lot (for drop off only).

MARTA will have extended rail and bus service hours during the 6-day period surrounding Super Bowl LIII:

– Tuesday, January 29 – Friday, February 1: Rail service will start at 4 a.m. one hour earlier, Bus service on regular schedule

– Friday, February 1, at 4 a.m. – Tuesday, February 5, at 2 a.m: Rail service will run continuously, 24 hours a day, Bus service on routes 15, 39, 83 and 96 will run continuously, 24 hours a day

  • The Streetcar will operate on its regular schedule with an additional vehicle on Super Bowl Sunday
  • MARTA has two apps available to riders: MARTA On The Go offers real-time service information to plan your commute, MARTA See & Say is used for reporting suspicious activity. MARTA parking is first-come, first-served and they offer free daily parking MARTA provides free daily parking at 23 stations: Medical Center, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, North Springs, Lindbergh Center, Lenox, Brookhaven/Oglethorpe, Chamblee, Doraville, West End, Oakland City, Lakewood/ Ft. McPherson, East Point, and College Park Stations.

9 stations have long-term parking for a fee: Long-term parking is available for $5 customers who park longer than 24 hours at the Brookhaven, Dunwoody, Lenox and Sandy Springs stations. At College Park, Doraville, Lindbergh, and North Springs stations, parking is $8.00 for every 24-hour period. There are approximately 22,000 parking spaces available throughout the system.

MARTA users are urged to download their app for real-time bus and train schedules. Also, if riders encounter any issues, they are urged to call 404-848-5000.

“From what I observe, the Super Bowl has gotten attention at MARTA every day for months,” said MARTA Board member Robbie Ashe. “We are quite aware of the opportunity and the challenges, and we’re committed to making sure we deliver.”

The Lyft, Uber, Taxi and Black Car services designated drop-off and pick-up locations for the Super Bowl Campus will be:

January 26–February 2: Centennial Olympic Park Drive, in front of CNN Center
Gameday–February 3: Centennial Olympic Park Drive, in front of CNN Center and the NAPA Yellow Lot (for drop off only)

If Uber customers experience an emergency, they can call (800) 353-UBER.  Uber partner or rider support features within the Uber app. Visit the official Uber Help Portal. Individuals can also email Uber customer service.

There is a Lyft customer service phone number floating around online (855-865-9553), but it does not connect individuals with Lyft customer service agents. Instead, it directs to help.lyft.com where a limited number of articles contain a “Call Me” button that allow riders to enter their phone number.

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