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NEWS JUST IN: It has been reported as many as 13 people have been injured after a train hit a buffer stop at the end of the rail line at Richmond in Sydney’s north-west.

Emergency services were called to the station about 10am.

Most of the injuries were cuts and bruises but at least two people have more severe injuries. Reports that three people are trapped, with witnesses describing it as “chaotic”.

One patient has a reported hip injury, two people have possible spinal injuries, one patient has a collar bone injury and another has a possible leg injury, an ambulance spokesman said.

Three helicopters, 17 ambulance crews, Fire and Rescue NSW crews and SES crews were on the scene.

A Fire and Rescue NSW spokesman said one crew was on the scene just after 10.10am and six more rescue crews had been tasked to assist ambulance crews. At least three people were trapped.

“Richmond is a dead end line and there is just a buffer stop at the end of the rail line, and he has hit it by the sounds of it,” a rail union official said.

He said it appeared that those injured had suffered mostly “bumps and bruises”, suggesting that the train had hit the buffer at a low speed.

Updates to come…

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  • I missed seeing it on the news. Was it driver error or mechanical failure? I wonder how often they are serviced and the brakes checked.

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  • This is an accident that should never have happened. Technology to stop this very thing happening is in place in other states but NSW hasn’t yet caught up with it and was advised to do so after the Waterfall train incident.

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  • How horrible for those on the train.

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  • That must have been so scary!

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  • How awful, I hope the injured will make a speedy recovery.

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  • Hopefully everyone makes a full recovery. So glad no-one has died from this accident

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  • Thank God no-one lost their life ! Hope who’re all injured recover well !

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  • I hope any injured people recover quickly. What a shock for the passengers.

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  • Just terrible. Curious to understand how the incident happened.

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  • A terrible accident – thank goodness there were no fatalities!

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  • They already talk about 16 people injured. Let’s hope nobody is seriously injured!

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