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A woman was struck by a southbound MARTA train on Sunday morning and died later that day of her injuries. The accident occurred on the rail track between the Lindbergh Station and the Arts Center Station at about 8:20 in the morning. At the time of the report, it was unclear as to why the woman was on the track. A bus bridge was provided between Midtown Station and Lindbergh Station through Sunday night as the investigation continued. A bus bridge is a temporary shuttle system of buses that is used to bypass stations that the trains cannot reach if there is an accident or another issue involving the train tracks. MARTA has used bus bridges with varying levels of success in the past, including in February, 2020, when hundreds of evening commuters were stranded in cold weather after another woman was struck and killed by a train. At that time, travelers reported that several of the buses involved in the bus bridge were already full and passed right by the station where the stranded commuters were waiting. Many passengers were not dressed appropriately for the weather. Some opted to walk two miles to the next station where service had resumed in an attempt to reach their destination. Common carriers such as MARTA have the responsibility to protect their guests from sustaining harm during their transportation experience, including at the station, on trains or buses, or even in the areas where passengers are dropped off. If you have been injured as a MARTA bus or train passenger, contact the experienced accident attorneys at Cambre & Associates to find out if you are eligible to obtain compensation for the expenses and impacts to your quality of life that you have incurred as a result of your injury.