Woman taken to hospital after falling on London Underground station tracks – .

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Woman taken to hospital after falling on London Underground station tracks – .


A A woman was taken to hospital after falling on the rails at a busy central London tube station.

Transport for London (TFL) said an investigation was launched after the incident occurred on the central line at Tottenham Court Road tube station shortly before 1 a.m. on Saturday.

Emergency services were called to the scene and the woman was taken to a large trauma center, where she is said to be in “stable condition”.
Nick Dent, London Underground Customer Operations Manager, said: ‘We are urgently investigating the incident which took place at Tottenham Court Road Underground Station around 0045 this morning where a customer fell on the tracks .
“We would like to reassure customers that the safety of everyone on our network is always our top priority and that our station staff were immediately present to the incident.
“The client was then transported to hospital by London Ambulance Services. A thorough investigation with all the competent authorities into the circumstances of this incident will be carried out. “
The London Ambulance Service said it had been called to report an injured person.
A spokesperson added, “We sent an incident response officer, an advanced paramedic and two paramedics to the scene.
“We treated a woman at the scene and took her to a major trauma center. “
The center line was suspended for approximately 45 minutes after the incident.
This came as industrial action by the Railways, Sea and Transport Union (RMT) at the time of the incident caused serious delays in service, with service staff at the station to ensure customer safety.
Customers are advised to check before traveling, and further action should take place, TfL said.
Mr Dent said: “While I am happy that we were able to provide safe and consistent service on the Night Tube this past weekend despite the strike, there is still a risk of serious disruption this weekend and until Christmas.
“We have been in talks with the RMT for months to try to avoid this unnecessary strike.
“I apologize to clients for any disruption they may be facing and urge the RMT to continue discussions with us, rather than threatening London with further strikes at a crucial time for its recovery. “

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