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Person on the tracks reported at Preston Railway Station

Posted on - 4th January, 2019 - 6:55pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, Preston News
Emergency services at Preston Railway Station Pic: Katie Gunn
Emergency services at Preston Railway Station Pic: Katie Gunn

Emergency services are dealing with a person on the tracks at Preston Railway Station.

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All train services were suspended at the station shortly before 6pm on Friday (4 January).

Reports indicated someone has collapsed and fallen from one of the platforms onto the track.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service had three crews in attendance, supported by British Transport Police.

A spokeswoman for the fire service said: “A man had fallen onto the tracks with a possible broken arm and leg.

“The casualty had not been hit by a train nor suffered any electrocution however the trains had been stopped coming in and out of the platform.

“Crews used a triple extension ladder and longboard and assisted the paramedics in moving the casualty from the track up to the platform where he was then conveyed to hospital. Crews were at the scene for approximately forty minutes.”

The person was taken to Royal Preston Hospital.

Emergency services could be seen on the tracks at platform three Pic: Katie Gunn
Emergency services could be seen on the tracks at platform three Pic: Katie Gunn

Northern tweeted to say platforms two and three were currently blocked.

Rail services resumed around 6.30pm.

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