Life-saver nominated after train station heroics

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A woman who saved a passenger’s life after he had a heart attack at Milton Keynes train station has been recognised with a nomination at a special awards event.

Trina Dukes carried out CPR on a passenger after he suffered a heart attack at the station and it was her quick thinking that was the difference between life and death.

She was nominated alongside 11 other individuals and four teams for London Midland’s 2013 Ambassador of the Year Award which recognises those who have gone above and beyond to care for passengers or show an incredible amount of bravery or dedication.

Patrick Verwer, London Midland’s managing director, praised the commitment and dedication the finalists showed towards helping passengers in times of crisis. He said: “The event demonstrates that our people really are at the heart of our business, and just how far they will go to help our customers.”

The overall award was won by driver instructor Chris Thompson, an off duty passenger on a train which hit a person. He immediately stepped in to help the distressed driver before driving the remaining passengers to the next station.