Braxton got on the train about 10:45 a.m. and got to the Oakland station (one stop before West End), where passengers sat for 10 minutes with the doors open. Passengers were eventually told MARTA was having “some major complications with the railway” and later they were told “due to technical difficulties the northbound will end at West End and everybody will have to get off the train. This will be the last stop for the northbound train,” Braxton recalled.
Braxton said she stepped off the train with her suitcase into 4 to 6 inches of water.
“People were very upset,” she said. “Eventually somebody came out and said there’s a bus.”