MARTA plans to add trains, officers to accommodate Jackson, Swift fans this weekend

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) has announced that it will beef up its services in order to accommodate music lovers and others this weekend.

Janet Jackson is performing Friday night at State Farm Arena. Taylor Swift is performing Friday through Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Jackson was originally scheduled to perform Thursday night but the concert had to be rescheduled at the Atlanta Hawks won Game 5 against the Boston Celtics.

Officials say that most downtown parking is sold out. 

MARTA says it will have additional officers station in rail stations and on trains. They are also pointing out they have 20,000 cameras system-wide that are monitored from their Integrated Operations Center.

"This is one of our biggest opportunities to show the public what we can do, which is what we do best is to move our customers from point A to point B and get them there safely," explained Jorge Bernard, director of rail services for MARTA's North/South line. "We've had opportunities before like the Super Bowl when it was here just a few years ago, so we're used to moving these kind of large crowds in a very short time frame."

MARTA, or the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, train seen at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. (Photo by Alex Tai/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Additionally, MARTA says it will add trains to accommodate the concert crowds and will have Load and Go teams on rail station platforms to help load and unload trains.

MARTA is advising riders to download the Breeze Mobile 2.0 app and pay with your phone in order to avoid lines at machines at stations. Click here to download.

There are several train stations with parking. Click here for a map.