Commuters came to man's aid at South Woodford station.

South Woodford station's services were not disrupted by the incident

South Woodford station's services were not disrupted by the incident

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East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter - Wanstead & Woodford

A man who fell onto underground tracks is believed to have fainted.

The commuter collapsed onto the track at South Woodford station and suffered head injuries, according to TfL yesterday.  

Staff at the station moved quickly to turn off the electricity on the tracks, at around 6am, whie the man believed to be in his 40s, was helped up by fellow commuters.

A Transport for London spokeswoman said: “He was fortunate it occurred so early in the morning when there aren't as many trains in operation.”

Two commuters got him back up on the platform and there were no delays reported to the service.

The man was treated for head injuries before being taken to Whipp's Cross University Hospital in Leytonstone.

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5:33pm Tue 19 Aug 14

jonny mash says...

Well done to the station staff. This shows the value of having them on the platforms to help the public rather than sitting in the staff rooms with the blind pulled down in the ticket office.
Well done to the station staff. This shows the value of having them on the platforms to help the public rather than sitting in the staff rooms with the blind pulled down in the ticket office. jonny mash
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