A man has horrified commuters after falling on the tracks just moments before a train was due to arrive.

Dramatic CCTV shows the 57-year-old man standing on the edge of platform 12 at Redfern Station in Sydney before tumbling head first onto the tracks on April 1.

Two women were seen running and hopping onto the tracks to help pull the man out while others called the guards.

The guards managed to get in touch with the driver of the train that was due to arrive telling them to stop due to the incident.

The heroic women managed to help pull the man off the tracks and back to safety before he was rushed to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital with injuries to his head and wrist.

Police questioned the man before arresting him for breaching an apprehended violence order.

Transport Minister David Elliot commended the woman and the guards for their actions while calling out the man for his carelessness.

“It was quite clear he was unsteady on his feet and that really isn‘t an excuse,” he said.

“If you are going to be using public transport … there is a risk associated with being around this sort of heavy machinery.”

“I also was extremely proud of those staff members who immediately responded.”

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Image: Nine News

This article first appeared on OverSixty.