Sixteen hurt in Richmond train accident

Emergency services were seen taking several people away from Richmond Station. Source 7 News

Emergency services were seen taking several people away from Richmond Station. Source 7 News

Monday morning's meeting was delayed after a train ploughed into a barrier at Richmond Station, injuring more than a dozen people. "We are working with emergency services and NSW Ambulance is treating injuries".

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

Early reports suggested the train had derailed but Howard Collins, the head of Sydney Trains, told ABC News that was not the case.

Seven people remain in Sydney hospitals after a train crash yesterday in Sydney's north-west, as authorities return to Richmond station to investigate the cause of the accident.

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Triage area has been set up at the scene to assess and treat injured passengers.

One passenger was believed to suffer spinal injuries.

"No customers or staff are trapped", the operator said on Twitter.

Most of the injured were discharged from hospital by Monday evening; however, several were still being treated. Their injuries are not considered life-threatening.

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Cops said that five of the 16 taken to a local hospital needed to be treated first on the train.

One witness, Brett, was waiting on the platform when the incident occurred. "I watched train hit the barrier then bounce up and came back down again hard". I walked through and seen the blood everywhere. "There was a huge amount of dust", he said.

The New South Wales Police said the passenger train was slowing to stop at the station when it crashed into a buffer.

"Safety is our number one priority and we will now work to determine what caused the incident", he said in a statement.

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