In particular, one westbound train sustained damage during the storm as it traveled to the next station. The operator immediately secured the train, and helped customers onboard to remain calm. These customers later expressed deep appreciation for the operator’s assistance. This event showed clearly how MARTA’s staff is ready, willing and able to put emergency response practices into action when needed.
Vehicle accidents and emergencies are unfortunately part of the reality of running one of the largest transit systems in the United States; however, MARTA remains firmly committed to maintaining a strong safety record by focusing on accident prevention programs and regular emergency response training.