Page last updated at 12:46 GMT, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 13:46 UK

Rail accident in Newcastle leaves man critically ill

Metro carriages
The driver was unaware the man had fallen between two carriages

A man is critically ill in hospital after falling between two train carriages at Newcastle Central Station.

Metro services were halted for an hour while the emergency services attended the scene on Monday evening.

A 40-year-old man was taken to Newcastle General Hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries.

An investigation is now under way to establish what happened and the Rail Accident Investigation Board has been informed.

Richard McClean, managing director of Metro operator DB Regio, said: "Our thoughts are with him and his family at this time."



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