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UPDATE: MARTA shuts off rail power after train hits, kills trespasser

There are extreme delays on the MARTA north and south lines after a deadly collision caused authorities to shut down rail power Tuesday morning.

A train leaving the Brookhaven station about 6:45 a.m. hit and killed a trespasser on the tracks, transit agency spokeswoman Stephany Fisher told AJC.com.

Power was immediately turned off, and those on board the train were being moved to another train.

“While MARTA Police, Safety, and Rail Operations investigate, bus transportation is being provided for rail customers from Lindbergh to Chamblee stations,” Fisher said in an email. “Rail service through this area will resume once it is safe to restore power.”

Update: Extreme delays continuing on the N/S line, due to an emergency situation SB near Brookhaven. Emergency crews on site. Shuttle buses will board from the following bus stops: Brookhaven- route 110, Lindbergh- route 39, Chamblee- rout… https://t.co/HbTVmAAdkp

— MARTA (@MARTASERVICE) May 12, 2020

A bus bridge has been established from Lindbergh Center to Chamblee stations, according to MARTA. Transit riders can board shuttles from Brookhaven route 110, Lindbergh route 39, Chamblee route 19 and Lenox route 27.

— Please return to AJC.com for updates.

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