- A man has died after being hit by a train in Western Australia on Friday
- The man is yet to be identified but is believed by police to be elderly
- Was riding a motorised bicycle along Greenwood Station when he lost control
- The Public Transport Authority has launched an investigation into the death
A man has been killed in Western Australia after reportedly losing control of his motorised bicycle on a train platform on Friday.
The man, who has yet to be identified but is believed to be elderly, was riding along Greenwood Station around 10.03am local time when he lost control of the bicycle.
He fell onto the train tracks in the path of an oncoming train and was killed immediately.
A man has been killed in Western Australia after reportedly losing control of his motorised bicycle on a train platform on Friday
Police and transport officials were called to the scene and passengers on board the train were unaware of the accident.
Passengers were kept on board for over an hour before they were able to disembark.
Trains on the Joondalup Line were cancelled between Stirling and Whitfords stations following the accident.
Police and transport officials were called to the scene at Greenwood Station on Friday
Replacement buses were put in place to cater for passengers travelling between Stirling and Whitfords stations.
Train services resumed around 1.10 pm.
The Public Transport Authority authority issued a statement on Friday following the tragedy.
Passengers were kept on board for over an hour before they were able to disembark
‘The incident has been reported to the Office of Rail Safety and the Australian Transport Safety Bureau,’ the statement read.
‘The Public Transport Authority will also carry out its own investigation.
‘As the matter is now under investigation no further comment will be made at this time.’