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Mass delays after death at Sydney train station

Passengers were evacuated from the platform. Picture: focushafnium/RedditSource: Reddit. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

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SYDNEY, Oct 9, 2019, News.com.au. A person has died following an incident at a Sydney train station this morning, with passengers being told to expect delays. Police are on the scene at Erskineville Station, which is about 6km southwest of the CBD, and passengers have been evacuated from the platform following the fatality, reported the News.com.au.

The NSW Police and Sydney Trains confirmed to news.com.au that a person had died at the station.

“Please continue to allow additional travel time due to a Fatality at Erskineville,” T4 Sydney Trains said in a tweet.

“Longer then usual waiting times are currently being experienced between Sydenham and Sutherland.”

A video taken at the station shows dozens of police and emergency service crews standing on a platform next to a stopped train.

A photo, which was posted to Reddit, shows passengers packed onto the opposite platform.

A shuttle train service is operating between Bondi Junction and Central and between Sutherland and Cronulla to help ease delays.

Commuters are being told to allow for plenty of extra travel time and to listen to announcements at the station.

Confused passengers took to Twitter this morning to ask what was causing the delays.

“@TrainsInfo what is happening at Erskineville Station? #paxevacuation from platform 3? And loads of Police?!” one user wrote.

“And when are we going to get a train that will stop to pick up all of these passengers who are stranded here?!”

Some commuters have revealed the delays are affecting other stations as well, with a Reddit user posting a picture of a platform at Hurstville Station overflowing with people.

Train services on the T3 line have now returned to normal.

There are still some ongoing delays on the T4 line but a Sydney Trains spokesperson told news.com.au they expect services to be running as normal before peak hour this afternoon.

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