Blind man rescued after falling into path of oncoming train at Finchley Road Tube station

PUBLISHED: 11:14 04 August 2016 | UPDATED: 11:14 04 August 2016

The man was rescued at Finchley Road Tube station

The man was rescued at Finchley Road Tube station


Quick-thinking Tube passengers and station staff have been praised for saving the life of a blind man who fell onto the tracks at Finchley Road station this morning.

The man, who Transport for London (TFL) described as “fully blind”, fell from the platform while a train was approaching.

After two fellow commuters flagged down station staff, the power to the line was cut and an oncoming train halted.

The man was then helped to safety.

A TFL spokeswoman told the Ham&High: “He wasn’t injured at all.”

After their heroic intervention, the two passengers got on a train before staff could thank them.

The spokeswoman said: “The station staff are very grateful for what they did.”

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