ATLANTA - The tiles in the floor at some MARTA train stations are coming apart. A long-time rider, Jerry Jackson, brought attention to the issue by taking pictures and delivering those photos to the Atlanta City Council.
The patron calls the holes in the platform floor a safety hazard. In some cases, those holes are just inches away from where riders prepared to board a train. Jackson contends the transit agency either ignores or is too slow to make repairs.
That is not true, said Keith Parker, the general managers. Management said when tiles were first put down the wrong type of material was used in the high-traffic areas for a platform.
Parker said they are getting to the repairs. At the same time, he said, the problem of tiles breaking up will continue as the temperatures rise.
The long-term solution, said parker, is to renovate all the stations.