Ambulance crews called to St Albans station after woman collapses


Thameslink - Credit: Archant

Thameslink passengers’ journeys were delayed last night (Monday) after a woman collapsed on a train approaching St Albans station.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust said that following a call at about 6.15pm paramedics were called to the station to tend to the woman.

However the woman recovered and there was no need to transport her to hospital for further treatment.

A spokeswoman for Govia Thameslink Railway said that northbound lines were “temporarily blocked” while paramedics attended the passenger, who had been reported ill on the service.

She said that lines were reopened 35 minutes later, but “this exacerbated earlier delays caused by a train broken down for 15 minutes in central London.”

A Thameslink passenger told the Herts Advertister that an added problem for local commuters was that the 5.57pm train from Farringdon was supposed to consist of 12 coaches, but “was rammed because it was cut to eight.

“I couldn’t get on it - many others also could not take that train.”