Commuters across NSW train lines have experienced lengthy delays a day out from the Easter long weekend after a man was filmed risking his life on overhead wires above the tracks.
Redfern train station was completely shut down late this morning as police ordered power be cut to the lines and services suspended while they attempted to coax the man down.
A trespasser climbing onto the overhead power lines at Redfern Station earlier today has caused ongoing delays across the Sydney Trains network A Sydney Trains spokesperson said.
The man was seen standing on the wires, bouncing precariously metres above the tracks.
Commuters wanting to catch the train from Redfern were turned away as officers pleaded with the man to safely remove himself from the overhead wires.
“The incident has had a flow-on effect for services, with delays on the T1 Northern, Western and North Shore, T2 Inner West & Leppington, T3 Bankstown, T8 Airport & South, Blue Mountains, Central Coast & Newcastle Line and South Coast lines,” the spokesperson said.
A ripple effect has seen some commuters still facing more than an hour in waiting times as buses support train services between Campbelltown and Macarthur, Hornsby and Berowra, Penrith and Emu Plains, Glenfield and Leppington and Kiama and Nowra.
Commuters at Milsons point advised to walk over the bridge and other nearby stations experiencing delays of more than an hour.
Police eventually managed to coax the man down and he is currently in hospital with undisclosed injuries.
Redfern station is now reopened but there are still delays across the network.