Passenger Rail, Safety, Standards & Regulation

Train collides with buffer at Richmond

Sixteen people have been taken to hospital after a Sydney train collided with a buffer stop at Richmond railway station on Monday morning.

NSW Police say the train was slowing to a stop at the station in Sydney’s north-west just before 10am on Monday, January 22, when it collided with the buffer at the end of the line.

“A number of injured passengers and two employees, including the driver, have been treated,” the Police said in an early statement.

“Eleven people were triaged and treated at a nearby oval. Five people remained on the train where they were treated before also being triaged.”

Contrary to early media reports that people had become trapped during the incident, the Police said, “no one was trapped”.

“Sixteen people have been taken to hospital with varying injuries. Their injuries are not considered life threatening,” NSW Police added.

Footage from ABC shows people being offloaded from a Waratah-model train. Several photos show damage to the train, and some of the injured passengers.

Police and Sydney Trains are working together to determine the cause of the incident.

As of Monday afternoon, a section of East Market Street beside the station to assist emergency services.