Freight train derailed in Banksmeadow, Sydney, but no train or road delays expected


Chaos as a freight train derails in Sydney with 10 carriages coming off the tracks

  • A freight train derailed in eastern Sydney
  • It has blocked a Banksmeadow freight line
  • No passengers or road delays are expected 
  • At this stage, no injuries have been reported 

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

The train was derailed in Banksmeadow early Wednesday morning with 10 carriages pulled from the line, three of which were flipped onto their sides.

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

Firefighters are inspecting the contents of the carriages to determine if any hazardous materials need to be cleared from the scene.

NSW Police were also seen investigating the incident. 

At this stage, no injuries have been reported. 

A freight train (above) derailed in Banksmeadow, an industrial area in Sydney, with three containers tipped onto their sides

Firefighters are inspecting the contents of the carriages to determine if any hazardous materials need to be cleared from the scene (pictured, emergency responders at the scene)

 Firefighters are inspecting the contents of the carriages to determine if any hazardous materials need to be cleared from the scene (pictured, emergency responders at the scene)

It is understood 10 carriages were derailed with three flipped onto their sides (pictured, the derailed train)

It is understood 10 carriages were derailed with three flipped onto their sides (pictured, the derailed train)

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