Five people injured after escalator malfunctions at train station

Four were taken to hospital after the escalator malfunctioned at Argyle Street in Glasgow on Wednesday morning.

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Five people have been left injured after an escalator malfunctioned at a Glasgow train station during the morning rush hour.

Emergency services were called to Argyle Street Station after receiving reports of the malfunction at around 9am on Wednesday.

Five people were left with minor injuries, with four of those requiring further hospital treatment.

The Office of Road and Rail have been notified of the incident amid an ongoing investigation.

A British Transport Police spokesperson said: “Officers received a report that an escalator had malfunctioned at Argyle station shortly after 9am on Wednesday morning.

“Five people were treated for minor injuries and four of those were taken to hospital. The Office of Road and Rail have been notified of the incident.”

Phil Campbell, ScotRail Head of Customer Operations, said: “We are sorry to customers who have been affected by this incident, which was the result of an escalator malfunctioning.

“Our staff at the station were on hand to help those needing assistance, and we are now carrying out a full investigation to establish the cause.

“The safety of our customers and our staff is our priority, and the escalators will remain closed until they have been checked by engineers.”

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We received a call at 9.14am to attend an incident at Argyle Street Station, Glasgow.

“Four ambulances were dispatched to the scene and four patients were transported to Glasgow Royal Infirmary.”