Two MBTA employees were dubbed “lifesavers” yesterday for their part in keeping a train from striking an intoxicated woman who fell on the Orange Line tracks at North Station on Friday.


Motorperson Charice Lewis slammed on the emergency brakes when she saw other riders on the platform waving their arms, and she also heard MBTA inspector Jacqueline Osorio radio ahead for her to stop. The train stopped inches away from the woman.


“People say the T’s bad, the T’s this, the T’s that. But that’s not true. We take our training seriously,” said Lewis, 27, of Mattapan.