Rescue mission after man is trapped under train

STATION RESCUE: firefighers were called to the scene.
STATION RESCUE: firefighers were called to the scene.

A dramatic rescue mission unfolded at Uddingston train station on Saturday night after a man became trapped under a train.

The 48-year-old cyclist is believed to have lost balance and fell onto the tracks shortly after 9pm.

CCTV footage obtained by the British Transport Police appears to show the man falling between the platform and a train as it is pulling away.

Emergency services rushed to the scene following several 999 calls and the man was pulled free by firefighters.

He was taken to Monklands Hospital with a head injury, and is said to be in a serious but stable condition.

A spokesperson for Fire Scotland said: “Two fire appliances and one heavy rescue vehicle, containing specialist lifting equipment, were mobilised to the scene from Hamilton, Bellshill and Easterhouse community fire stations.

“On their arrival firefighters quickly established a safe working area in and around the train by requesting Network Rail to stop all rail traffic coming in and out of the railway station.

“Fire crews worked alongside colleagues from the British Transport Police, Police Scotland and the Scottish Ambulance Service to quickly remove the casualty from under the train and provided on scene medical treatment prior to their transportation to nearby Monklands Hospital.

“There will be a full investigation into the incident conducted by the British Transport Police.”