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

PUBLISHED: 10:51 23 October 2012

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.”

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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