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Commuter chaos in Sydney as a trespasser wanders onto train tracks sparking huge delays 

Commuter chaos in Sydney as a trespasser wanders onto train tracks sparking huge delays

  • A trespasser wandered onto the tracks at Westmead just after 4.30pm Monday
  • Western Line services, which runs into the Blue Mountains, are affected 
  • Services are currently not moving between Burwood and Parramatta 
  • Sydney Trains said police arrived to ‘attend to the issue’ just before 5pm 
  • Commuters reported waiting for up to an hour for train services to resume

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 following the incident at Westmead train station just after 4.30pm.

Sydney Trains advised commuters to allow for extra travel time due to the ‘major delays’. 

Western Line services, which runs into the Blue Mountains, are affected.

‘Some trains may also be temporarily held,’ Sydney Trains said.

Delays of up to an hour were caused following the incident at Westmead train station just after 4.30pm

‘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. 

Frustrated commuters reported waiting for up to 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.

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

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

More to come. 

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