MARTA logoMARTA will operate a modified Saturday schedule on Christmas Eve and a Sunday/Holiday schedule on Christmas Day.

MARTA’s modified bus service on Christmas Eve includes the operation of Routes 24, 143 and 148, which will operate on a weekday schedule on Christmas Eve, as those routes do not normally operate on Saturdays. All other bus routes will run on normal Saturday schedules.

Modified rail service will run on a Saturday schedule on Christmas Eve, however, service will start at a weekday time, approximately 5 a.m. All rail lines will run every 20 minutes.

Red Line trains on Christmas Eve will run from North Springs to Airport stations until 9 p.m., when Red Line trains will turn back at Lindbergh Center. All Green Line trains will operate from Bankhead to King Memorial stations until after 8:30 p.m., when Green Line trains will run only from Bankhead to Vine City.

On Christmas Eve, the Five Points RideStore will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the Airport RideStore will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Both locations will be closed on Christmas Day.

For more information about MARTA’s service, please visit

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.