Passenger chaos as live cables fall on the busy train line, forcing hundreds to evacuate across the tracks
- The train stopped between Revesby and Panania stations
Hundreds of Sydney commuters have been evacuated from a crowded train after live cables fell onto the track.
Some 400 people were trapped on the train when it stopped between Revesby and Panania stations in the south-west of the city at around 3:05 p.m. on Friday.
The passengers are understood to have been trapped on the train for about an hour while crews assessed the cable and how to evacuate safely.
Currently, there are no trains running between Panania and Glenfield on the Macarthur Airport line.
A Sydney train has stopped between Revesby and Panania stations with around 400 passengers trapped on board (pictured, emergency services on scene)
Some 400 passengers are understood to have been stuck on the train for about an hour (pictured, commuters on the train)
“Delays are expected on the East Hills, T8 Airport and South, T2 Inner West and T3 Bankstown lines this afternoon, and customers are advised to delay travel or consider other forms of transport,” a Sydney Trains spokesperson told daily telegraph.
‘Teams are currently on site carrying out urgent repairs. Sydney Trains apologizes for the inconvenience and thanks our customers for their patience.
It comes just two days after the entire Sydney train network came to a halt due to a communication problem.
More to come.