A MAN was rushed to hospital after suffering a heart attack aboard a train.
Paramedics rushed to Uxbridge underground station just before 5pm this evening (December 22), and treated the man, who police confirmed is 56 and from Harefield.
British Transport Police were called to Ickenham tube station an hour earlier after a passenger raised the alarm. Medical staff boarded the train, and it was then driven to Uxbridge where an ambulance was waiting.
Eastcote resident Kiaran Hughes was sharing the carriage with the man.
He said: "I was sitting on the other side of the carriage, and I just saw him collapse. He really wasn't in a good way.
"I just told Underground staff and waited with him on the train until the ambulance arrived.
"They deserve all the credit – they were here in a matter of minutes, and I was told that his pulse picked up after they performed CPR.
"It was just luck I was there. Hopefully, he will pull through."
A London Ambulance Service spokesman said: "We were called just before 4pm to a person taken ill on a train at Ickenham.
"We sent three ambulance crews and treated a man who had gone into cardiac arrest.
"Extensive efforts were made to resuscitate him, and he was taken to Harefield Hospital as a priority."
As of December 23, he was in a serious but stable condition.
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