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Elevator Fail

November 29, 2010
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The other day the Accidental Commuter and I were at the mall visiting That’s MARTA! and doing a bit of shopping. Afterwards AC dropped me off at the Dunwoody MARTA station, down in the Kiss & Ride. This is what I found in the elevator.

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I am not that smart, MARTA, and I don’t ever drive to Dunwoody and then take the train. So I need your help, MARTA. What level is the platform on? You’ve told me where to get a taxi, but not where to get the train. At the train station.

(PS – Three, if any of y’all need that sort of assistance!)

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Mason Hicks permalink
    November 29, 2010 12:37 pm

    I can’t make it out in the photo, but usually there is usually a star next to the number of the main floor or the floor with correspondance. You are correct that it should be more clearly indicated on this panel, but MARTA has never been one to put any more money into their elevator service than was absolutely neccessary to meet code. In fact, I often wonder if they did exhaustive searches to find elevator models THAT SLOW…
    As for the “Taxi” sign, I doubt that MARTA placed that in their elevator cabs. Perhaps, if they were paid to do so by the taxi company, but really, anyone can print and place a sticker.

    • November 29, 2010 12:43 pm

      Yea, cell phone pic fail. But I promise you there is no star.

  2. Joseph permalink
    November 29, 2010 3:33 pm

    I’m a former MARTA user, now living in NYC, and can tell you that the elevators at Grand Central Terminal do not have properly labeled floors. This is further complicated by the fact that the trains come in on two levels. Brutal, but reality nonetheless.

  3. Debbie permalink
    December 1, 2010 1:47 pm

    Hey. I’m the current MARTA employee who links to this blog and sometimes follows up on comments/questions within the authority. I shared this situation with our Station Services staff. Since the Sept. 25 service cut-backs the Dunwoody Station lost its station staff. But they will be sending a supervisor up to check the elevators. Pesky, entrepreneurial taxi people!

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