Commuter chaos as LIGHTNING strikes a major Sydney train line – causing huge delays and services to come to a standstill
- Sydenham train station has been damaged by multiple lightning strikes
- Train services have been delayed in both directions from the station
Lightning has struck a major Sydney train line causing huge delays for commuters travelling home.
Sydenham train station in the city’s inner west was damaged by multiple lightning strikes as severe thunderstorms lash the area, Sydney Trains confirmed on Thursday evening.
‘Services are delayed due to severe thunderstorms and multiple lightning strikes damaging equipment at Sydenham,’ a spokesperson tweeted.
‘Stopping patterns may change at short notice. Please listen to announcements, check information screens and use transport apps for the latest service info.’
Sydenham train station in the city’s inner west was damaged by multiple lightning strikes as severe thunderstorms lash the area – causing major delays for commuters
Sydney Trains confirmed equipment at Sydenham had been damaged by the storm on Thursday evening
One commuter stuck at the station told Daily Mail Australia it was ‘chaos’.
‘Poor Cityrail staff have no idea what to say. Everyone hammering them, it’s complete chaos.’
One announcement heard on the platform said: ‘Services suspended until further notice due to infrastructure damage caused by lightning strikes around Sydenham.’
Trains have been brought to a standstill on the Bankstown line as crews race to repair the damage.
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Trains have been delayed in both directions out of the station with crews responding to the damage
Sydenham train line struck by lightning amid thunderstorms causing major delays