People Injured In Passenger Train Crash At Sydney Station

Cheryl Sanders
January 22, 2018

Seven News also says three people remain trapped on the train and rescue helicopters have landed at nearby Richmond Oval.

Police said they were investigating why the train did not stop.

Photos posted to social media outline the chaotic scenes experienced by passengers onboard the train, with blood seen splattered across the floors.

The train crashed into the buffer at the end of Richmond station.


Emergency services have responded to the scene, treating ten people for minor injuries, while two have sustained severe injuries.

Sydney Trains chief executive Howard Collins told reporters the train had "hit the buffers pretty hard", but had not derailed.

"My first thoughts are with those who have suffered some form of injury", he said.

Sydney Trains cancelled services between Richmond and Clarendon stations as a result of the incident.


Those talks have been deferred until the afternoon while senior management at Sydney Trains comes to grips with the incident at Richmond.

"We don't believe any of [the injuries] are life-threatening or serious".

Officials said it is too soon to determine the cause of the crash. "There are reports of cuts and bruises, maybe suspected broken ribs for one of my staff". We will obviously get to the bottom of this.

Train operator NSW Trains said on Twitter the train had hit a buffer at the end of the line.


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