Sixteen people injured after train crash in Sydney

Sydney train accident: passengers trapped and injured at Richmond station
13 People Injured In Passenger Train Crash At Sydney Station

23 January, 2018

At least 13 people have been injured, two severely, after a passenger train collided with buffers at Richmond station, north-west of Sydney.

Seven News also says three people remain trapped on the train and rescue helicopters have landed at nearby Richmond Oval. Emergency services are on the scene.

Three choppers, 17 ambulance crews and Fire & Rescue teams raced to the scene.

But Sydney Trains CEO Howard Collins reportedly said it was still on its rails.

"All passengers are now off the train following accident at Richmond Station", it tweeted.

Witnesses have described a scene of chaos, with the train apparently hitting the buffer at the end of the line "at speed".

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One passenger was believed to suffer spinal injuries.

"It's everything from walking patients with minor injuries to patients that will require hospital transport", said Chris Bray, Ambulance NSW spokesman, adding that 15 people had been injured.

Officials said it is too soon to determine the cause of the crash.

Most of the injured were discharged from hospital by Monday evening; however, several were still being treated. "Management came to the meeting with an offer but it was not up to scratch", it said on Monday night's meeting.

Another day of negotiations has ended without result as NSW rail workers and Sydney Trains bosses continue to discuss pay and working conditions one week before a planned strike.

NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance said the investigations will be run by different agencies-the Office of Transport Safety Investigators, the Office of National Rail Safety Regulator and Safe Work NSW.

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