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Australia Trespasser wanders onto train tracks sparking huge delays in Sydney

12:25  10 may  2021
12:25  10 may  2021 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Peak hour traffic on some Sydney train lines was brought to a standstill on Monday afternoon when a trespasser wandered onto the tracks . Delays of up to an hour were caused when the person trespassed on the tracks at Westmead train station just after 4.30pm. Sydney Trains advised commuters to allow for extra travel time, saying Western Line services are delayed . 'Some trains may also be temporarily held,' Sydney Trains said. More to come.

Trains are delayed across Sydney after reports of a person walking on the tracks at Westmead Station. Services have been suspended on the Western Line and the disruption is causing extensive delays across the network. Crowds of people are stuck at stations across the western suburbs, and there are also major delays on the North Shore Lines. There are huge crowds at train stations across western Sydney , including Parramatta.

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Peak hour trains across Sydney were brought to a standstill on Monday afternoon after a trespasser wandered onto the tracks.

Delays of more than an hour were caused after the man walked on to tracks at Westmead Station, in Sydney's west, just after 4.30pm.

Sydney Trains advised commuters to allow for extra travel time due to the 'major delays' caused by the incident.

All Western Line services - which run from the Blue Mountains to the North Shore - were affected by the delays.

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Ute slammed through a fence and crashed onto train tracks in Sydney 's west. Emergency services were called to Park Parade, in Westmead about 7.20am. The driver of the vehicle was rushed to hospital with head and facial injuries. Trains experienced a flow of delays but continued to operate at reduced speeds. A ute that slammed through a fence and crashed onto train tracks in Sydney 's west has caused huge transport delays .

Sydney 's train network has been thrown into chaos, after a man climbed on to power lines at Redfern Station. The Easter long weekend has started with frustration for commuters, with widespread delays bringing Sydney trains to a grinding halt. The chaos broke out when a man interfered with the Commuters filmed a man bouncing on power lines hanging over the tracks , while Sydney Trains confirmed there was a " trespasser " at the highly-congested station. Operators were forced to switch off the power to the network. Riot Squad Police were among dozens of officers who spent hours at the

'Some trains may also be temporarily held,' Sydney Trains said in an announcement.

'There is a lot of congestion and services are currently not moving between Burwood and the Western Line towards Parramatta as trains have been stopped around Parramatta.'

Police arrived to the scene to 'attend to the issue' just before 5pm and cordoned off the area.

Frustrated commuters reported waiting for more than an hour on the train for services to resume.

'My train isn't even allowing people to get off the station platform to allow alternative travel plans,' one passenger said.

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'We've been sitting here for nearly two hours at Harris park without being told what's happening. Now we're told we're going backwards to Granville to catch a bus,' said another.

One passenger said he was stuck on a train at Lidcomb for 50 minutes, while another said she had been waiting at Parramatta for over an hour.

Another commuter left Wynyard at 4pm and was still stranded at Lidcombe at 6.45pm.

North Shore Line services travelling away from the city were also experiencing delays due to the trespasser.

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