Sydney train station tragedy: person jumps in front of moving train, with services canceled and delayed
- Incident involving emergency services in Mortdale
- Interrupted services in T1 and train lines on the south coast
- Delays are expected to peak in the afternoon
One of Sydney’s busiest train lines was thrown into chaos after a person reportedly jumped onto the tracks and was struck by a moving train.
Emergency services were called to the scene in Mortdale, south Sydney, on Friday afternoon.
Commuters said there were “ambulances everywhere” as the Mortdale train station was closed and cordoned off to the public.
The incident ‘requiring emergency services’ is understood to be related to self-harm.
No other details are currently available.
The incident abruptly halted services on the T4 and South Coast lines and travelers were urged to delay their journey.
Emergency services were called to an incident on the T4 train line near Mortdale (pictured)
“Trains are not running between Sutherland and Hurstville in both directions due to an incident requiring emergency services in Mortdale,” an alert from Sydney Trains said.
“Buses are being arranged to run, but none are available at the moment.”
Train services have since resumed and will stop again in Mortdale.
Travelers are urged to add an additional 45 minutes to their travel time.
Delays are expected to flow into the afternoon peak period.
‘At this stage, some service interruptions may occur during the afternoon peak. Listen for announcements, check info screens and apps before you get on the trains,” reads one update.
Travelers are warned to add extra time to their Friday afternoon commute (file image)