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Amtrak - Atlanta, GA (ATL)



ATLANTA
GEORGIA
(ATL)

 

Station Data:

Address

1688 Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

Map

Location

33.80 N, 84.39 W

Elevation

277m / 910ft

Population

420,003 (Census 2010)

Staff

Staffed

Open Hours

7:00am - 9:30pm  Daily

Building

Built in 1918, Brick

Ridership

114,938 (FY2011)

 

Amtrak Train Information:

Train Name

Route

CRESCENT

[ New York, NY - Charlotte, NC - Atlanta, GA - New Orleans, LA ]

 

Urban Railroad Information

Name

Category

Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)

Subway / Rapid Transit

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

People Mover



Photo 1 Photo 2

Station Building
6 / 23 / 2003

"SOVTHERN RY"  Why "V"?
6 / 23 / 2003

Photo 3

Photo 4

There is a small park in this station.
6 / 23 / 2003

Ticket Counter
6 / 23 / 2003

Photo 5

Photo 6

Waiting Area
6 / 23 / 2003

Waiting Area
6 / 23 / 2003

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Photo 8

Stairway to the platform
6 / 23 / 2003

Platform
6 / 23 / 2003

Photo 9

Photo 10

Looking toward South (New Orleans)
6 / 23 / 2003

Looking toward North (New York)
6 / 23 / 2003


At the second photo, I had a question, "Why V?".  After opening this page, Mr. Scott Calta sent me e-mail and taught me the reason why the letter is "V".  So, I'm going to show his answer below.  Thanks, Mr. Scott Calta.

"In answer to your question about the Atlanta Amtrak station, the reason the sign says SOVTHERN RAILWAY (with a V instead of a U) is because that it is an old tradition from the Latin language to render letters U and V the same way, as a V.  This is very common in ancient Latin inscriptions, and even in formal, stone-carved inscriptions in English, until the middle of the twentieth century."



Atlanta MARTA

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Atlanta Airport People Mover

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