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Video: Man rescued from MBTA tracks at North Station

A new MBTA video shows a passenger falling onto the Orange Line tracks before being rescued by bystanders at North Station.

Surveillance video shows a man being rescued from Blue Line tracks.  Photo via MBTA/YouTube Surveillance video shows a man being rescued from Blue Line tracks.
Credit: MBTA/YouTube

A new MBTA video shows a passenger falling onto the Orange Line tracks before being rescued by bystanders at North Station.

The incident happened Wednesday night, according to T officials, and the surveillance video was posted to YouTube on Thursday morning.

The man is first seen stepping off the platform, then lying on his side atop the train tracks. Within seconds, several men rush down onto the tracks and pull the man to safety.

MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo said the man was never in danger of being hit by a train, as a bystander immediately informed an Orange Line dispatcher of the situation.

"The MBTA does not encourage people to jump on the tracks," Pesaturo said. "In this situation, a customer did the right thing by immediately notifying an MBTA employee, who made sure that no trains would enter the station while the man was on the tracks."

It was not immediately clear why the man stepped off the tracks or whether he was injured in the fall.

View the video below:

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