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Horror as a commuter is hit by a train at Martin Place station in Sydney

Horror as a commuter ‘falls under a train’ in front of shocked onlookers – closing down a major Sydney station

  • A commuter was hit by a train at Martin Place in Sydney’s CBD on Thursday
  • Services between Central and Bondi Junction have been suspended 
  • Police said the incident at Martin Place appeared to be an act of self harm 
  • Lifeline 13 11 14 

A commuter has been hit by a train at Martin Place in Sydney’s CBD.

Sydney Trains said services between Central and Bondi Junction were suspended following the incident early on Thursday afternoon. 

‘Delays to some services due to a report of a person injured by a train at Martin Place,’ they said in an update.

A commuter has been hit by a train at Martin Place in Sydney’s CBD. Pictured: Emergency crews respond on Thursday

Commuters have been advised to allow extra travel time, check apps and listen to announcements.  

‘Services will be diverted via the City Circle. Use local bus routes or the light rail to complete your journey,’ Sydney Trains said. 

A NSW spokeswoman said the incident appeared to be an act of self harm.

The train station was evacuated as emergency services arrived at the scene at about 12.45pm.  

Police were seen carrying a stretcher down to the platform.  

If you or anyone you know is in need of mental health support you can call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636.  

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