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Medical Emergencies

October 13, 2010

@MARTAMarketing: Due to a medical emergency at Decatur Station, trains are delayed 10-minutes.

You see these a lot. Medical emergencies that postpone service, forcing you to be late to work, or worse, late home from work. But what is a medical emergency? Is it some excuse for an operator who had to go potty? Is there a lady having a baby on the train? Or did a crack head fall onto the tracks? We may never know. Unless we start a petition for more information. We know Twitter only gives you 140 characters, MARTA, but we’re the type of people that need to know what’s going on. We don’t even need to know how long we’re going to be if you’ll just provide us with better stories to tell. So please, MARTA, Tweet the emergency. We’ll use the time spent waiting to expand upon the story to tell our boss and coworkers what amazing stuff happened to us on the train.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. theaccidentalcommuter permalink*
    October 13, 2010 3:28 pm

    I keep the cardboard tube thingy that I got in my CPR class in my backpack in case someone on MARTA collapses. It’s my little way of keeping the trains running on time. BTW – do you know if any of the stations or trains have defibrillators? If they don’t, they should. Waiting on the paramedics to show up with one could add like 10 or 15 minutes to a delay in train service.

  2. colleen permalink
    October 13, 2010 6:39 pm

    I was actually on the train with the medical emergency (and delayed for 10 minutes). The first rumor was that someone was being arrested but it was actually this old dude who passed out on the car next to mine and they had to get him off, revive him and MARTA police helped him up the stairs. It was a little sad/scary but not that great of a story.

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