New York Daily News




Seconds before a train barreled into a Queens subway station, Trelane Spencer, a sharp-eyed maintenanc­e supervisor who had just finished inspecting the tracks, spotted a man who had fallen off the platform at the 65th St. station on the Queens Blvd. line. Risking his own life to save a stranger, Spencer, 38, jumped from the platform and darted across four sets of tracks where express trains chug through at full speed — all while carefully avoiding a pair of third rails.

“It’s a good thing we got there,” Spencer, of Brooklyn, said of the March 24 rescue. “Maybe within 20 seconds, a train was coming in the station.”

Even with the difficult responsibi­lity of keeping the tracks in good working condition, public safety is still a priority for him.

“You’re thinking of somebody losing their life,” he said. “That was my main focus.”

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