The state’s tollway authority is negotiating the planned reolocation of Amtrak’s train station from Buckhead to Atlantic Station.In 2002, SRTA spent $10.4 million in tollway collections to buy 6.8 acres on the west side of Atlantic Station. At the time, the land was intended to be a landing pad for a proposed transit line from Cobb County.
The proposed site is adjacent to the IKEA building and the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks.Travelers could reach the proposed station by private vehicle, MARTA or the Atlantic Station shuttle. Any of the methods would be a measurable improvement over the access to the existing Amtrak station, located at the corner of Peachtree and Deering roads.
Private vehicles would exit into Atlantic Station from the Downtown Connector or from Northside Drive. MARTA has multiple routes in the area. The Atlantic Station shuttle connects with MARTA’s Arts Center Station