TERRIFIED passengers shouted on a train driver to stop after a pensioner fell on to the track during rush hour.
The drama took place at Lenzie Station as workers and students returned home.
British Transport Police said it appeared the 67-year-old stumbled and fell onto the line between the platform and the train after getting off the service from Glasgow to Alloa on Friday at around 3.45pm.
The man was taken to hospital, but police could not comment on his injuries as the Herald went to press.
Daniel Hannah, a student from Kirkintilloch, saw the incident unfold.
The 18-year-old said: “I was talking to a friend when it happened. The man fell in between the train and the platform. My friend ran and got the train driver. The guy could have been really hurt.”
Train services between Glasgow Queen Street and Edinburgh/Stirling were disrupted while emergency services dealt with the incident.
Trains were diverted via Cumbernauld until the line was cleared at around 4pm.
A ScotRail spokeswoman said: “We apologise to customers for any inconvenience caused by circumstances outwith our control.”