Authorities: Woman recovering after getting stuck between Red Line train, platform

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (WHDH) – A woman who fell and got stuck between a Red Line train and a platform in Cambridge Thursday morning is recovering at the hospital, officials said.

Firefighters responding to Central Station about 7:30 a.m. found a woman who was trapped, according to the Cambridge Fire Department.

A rescue operation prompted a suspension of service between the Harvard and Park Street stops, and the woman was extricated after power was cut to the third rail.

Cambridge Deputy Fire Chief Sean White says rescue crews used a board to help slide the woman out to safety.

“We got some members in there to take care of the individual,” he said. “They safely extricated her from the position where she was and she was transported to the hospital.”

Fortunately, the woman escaped serious injury, officials said. Her identity was not made public.

Although rush hour trains were brought to a standstill, power has since been restored at the station and service has resumed.

The MBTA says the woman was not trying to get onto a train at the time of the incident.

The incident remains under investigation.

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