A train has derailed south of Sydney leaving several passengers injured.
The incident occurred in Kembla Grange, near Wollongong, after the derailed passenger train crashed into a car.
Several passengers were evacuated and the driver, who was trapped for a short time,and four others including passengers were taken to hospital.
“A shuttle train service is operating in both directions between Albion Park and Kiama,” NSW TrainLink South tweeted.
“Buses are on site and are operating a replacement service between Wollongong and Albion Park in both directions.”
Trains between Wollongong and Waterfall are still running.
“Passengers are also advised to allow plenty of extra travel time, listen to announcements and check information displays for service updates,” Transport for NSW said.
Camera IconThe incident occurred just south of Wollongong. NSW Fire & Rescue Credit: Supplied
Fire and Rescue NSW said a car was hit by the train at the West Dapto Road intersection.
“Significant damage has been done to overhead wires,” FRNSW said.
NSW Ambulance have been contacted for comment.
An investigation is underway into the cause.
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