Freight train derails at Banksmeadow, Sydney, but no train or road delays are expected

Chaos when a freight train derails in Sydney, sending 10 carriages off the tracks

  • A freight train has derailed in eastern Sydney
  • It blocked a Banksmeadow freight line
  • No passengers or delays are expected on the road
  • No injuries were reported at this time

A freight train has derailed in a busy industrial Sydney suburb but is not expected to delay passenger lines.

The train derailed at Banksmeadow early Wednesday morning, with 10 carriages being pushed off the track, three of which were tipped on their sides.

Transport NSW could not confirm when the route will be cleared but said the incident will not delay passenger services or cause road closures.

Firefighters inspect the contents of the train cars to determine if hazardous materials need to be removed from the scene.

NSW Police were also investigating the incident.

Fire and Rescue NSW said the train derailed after colliding with another train as they drove together and confirmed there were no injuries.

A freight train (above) derails in Banksmeadow, an industrial area in Sydney, tipping three containers on their sides

A freight train (above) derails in Banksmeadow, an industrial area in Sydney, tipping three containers on their sides

Firefighters inspect the contents of the wagons to determine if hazardous materials need to be removed from the scene (pictured: responders at the scene)

Firefighters inspect the contents of the wagons to determine if hazardous materials need to be removed from the scene (pictured: responders at the scene)

10 carriages are believed to have derailed, three of which were thrown onto their sides (the derailed train pictured).

10 carriages are believed to have derailed, three of which were thrown onto their sides (the derailed train pictured).

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Bradford Betz

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