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
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.”