A metro train stopped this evening causing a long delay after a passenger had a “medical accident”.
North Eastern Ambulance Service crews rushed to the scene at Bello station after reports at 6:25pm that a female passenger had fallen “unconscious” while traveling on the Tyne and Wear Tube.
The train was held on either side of the Bellu train while the passenger was assisted by metro staff, waiting for medical professionals to arrive.Read:Worsening Mental Health Reveals Urgency of Prevention Expansion
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Earlier in the evening, a representative from Nexus, operators of the subway, said: “A train has been stopped due to an unconscious female passenger. The train is being held in bellow seats and does not affect services on the wider network. Customer services and staff on board assist passengers until paramedics and ambulance arrive.” “.
A spokesman for the Ambulance Service in the North East confirmed that the service had sent a rapid response team, a paramedic and an ambulance to the scene.
But contrary to the original report, they stated that the injured person was not unconscious.Read:The not-for-profit chain of Providence hospitals has hunted down poor patients who are entitled to free healthcare for payments
They said, “We received a call at 6:25pm this evening with a report of an unconscious person on a train in Belo. We sent a rapid response team, a paramedic and an ambulance to the scene but the patient refused hospital treatment.
“They were not unconscious as the initial report suggested.”
As the evening wore on, services on the metro were affected by delays as a result of the accident.
At 7.25pm Nexus confirmed on the Tyne and Wear Metro social media channels that a delay of up to 25 minutes was affecting service in either direction between South Gosforth and St James stations.
Furthermore, at 7.56pm, the Nexus later confirmed a gap of up to 30 minutes affecting transmissions from St James’s towards Paignton.
At the time of writing Inrix was reporting delays of up to 30 minutes on the Tyne and Wear Metro between South Gosforth and St James.Read:‘A lot more needs to be done to support families following the death of a relative due to poor mental health’- SHP speaks to Victoria Coates
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