facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Metal rod pushes through floor of Sydney train, causing derailment

Jan. 15, 2014 at 8:08 AM   |   Comments

SYDNEY, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- A train derailed Wednesday near Sydney, stranding about 700 passengers and causing delays during the evening commute, transportation officials said.

Just before 6 p.m., local time, passengers said a metal rod -- which appeared to be a piece of track -- pushed up through the floor of the third carriage of the train near Edgecliff Station.

"A metal rod came through the floor and curved over and hit the roof a bit and there was a lot of dust," said one passenger, who gave her name as Sophie. "At first it was [scary] and then when it started moving again and the carriage was really loose, after that it was OK."

She said there was some panic among passengers at first, but then everyone settled down.

There were no serious injuries and none of the passengers was hospitalized, Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported.

The derailment caused delays on the Northern and Western, and Airport and South lines.

The cause of the accident was under investigation, Sydney Trains chief executive Howard Collins said.

© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
The FBI announces completion of facial recognition program The FBI announces completion of facial recognition program
2
Shark attacks surfer at Santa Cruz beach Shark attacks surfer at Santa Cruz beach
3
Identical twin linked to 2004 rapes by new DNA test Identical twin linked to 2004 rapes by new DNA test
4
Ohio school bus driver killed saving girl Ohio school bus driver killed saving girl
5
New York state may legalize recreational marijuana by next year New York state may legalize recreational marijuana by next year
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback