TRAINS were halted after a disabled passenger in a mobility scooter toppled on to the tracks at a Hampshire station.

The alarm was raised after the rider careered off the platform at Lymington Pier station, which is next to the Wightlink ferry terminal.

South Western Railway (SWR) engineers switched off the power to the lines, stopping services between Lymington and Brockenhurst.

Westbound trains travelling between Southampton and Bournemouth were also halted.

South Central Ambulance Service said the casualty was treated at the scene for facial injuries before being taken to Southampton General Hospital.

It happened last Friday at around 7.30pm.

A SWR spokesperson said: "The emergency services were called to Lymington Pier station after a customer fell off a platform on to the tracks.

“To allow emergency services access to the railway, power to the track had to be switched off.

“As a result, trains were unable to run between Brockenhurst and Lymington Pier and between Southampton Central and Bournemouth in the Bournemouth-bound direction.

"All lines had re-opened by 9pm.”