Central Line services held up after two passengers collapse at Mile End

Two Underground passengers caused disruption on the Central line during today’s morning rush-hour when they were taken ill—including a man who fainted after forgetting to have breakfast.

Station staff were called by a doctor travelling on a westbound train as it pulled into the station.

A woman collapsed in a fit and had to be taken by ambulance to the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel.

A second passenger then collapsed on the platform and later told paramedics he had gone without breakfast and felt faint while waiting for trains to resume running.

“It happens quite often,” a TfL spokeswoman revealed. “We have campaigns telling passengers to make sure they don’t travel on an empty stomach.”

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The station had to be closed to prevent more people crowding onto the platform, but was reopened when services resumed 15 minutes later.

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