Train services delayed after crash leaves car on tracks

Update 5pm:

St George police have spoken to the driver involved in the crash that saw a car end up on train tracks at Penshurst station this morning.

Acting Inspector Stuart Edgell said the woman, 54, was shaken but not seriously hurt.

‘’The driver was travelling west on Station Lane approaching Laycock Road when she was involved in a near collision,’’ he said.

‘’She accelerated instead of hitting the brakes, which caused her to collide into a parked car.

‘’The impact caused her to go through the station fence and down to the tracks below.’’

He said police were still taking statements but no fines had been issued.

She has since been discharged from St George Hospital.

Update: 2pm

There are still some delays to some train services. Commuters should allow for extra travel time.

Update 11am:

A crane has removed a car stuck on railway tracks at Penshurst station this morning.

The female driver lost control of her car and ploughed through a steel fence, ending up on the tracks.

She was trapped for a short time before being removed by firefighters.

In a lucky twist she had no serious injuries.

Police are investigating how the car ended up on the tracks.

A Penhurst resident, who didn’t want to be named, said the area was notorious for accidents.

“People just race around the corner,’’ he said.

“It’s just a rush here in the mornings.

He said there were also issues on the other side of the station particularly around the pedestrian crossing.

“You can't see people existing the station on the left,’’ he said.

“The amount of people I've almost hit, it’s crazy.’’

Cafe owners said it was business as usual, with some even unaware the crash had happened.

There are major delays on the Eastern Suburbs and Illawarra line after a car crashed on to the tracks at Penshurst this morning.

Earlier:

A driver has ploughed through a fence and ended up on railway tracks at Penshurst this morning.

Emergency services were called to the train station at 9am after reports a car had ended up on the tracks.

Fire crews worked to remove the driver who has since been transported to St George Hospital.

A crane has been called in to remove the car from the tracks.

The accident has caused major delays on the Eastern Suburbs and Illawarra line.

Trains are still running but there are significant delays.

Buses services have been called in to help with the backlog. Shuttle trains are running between Sutherland and Waterfall/Cronulla.

The accident has caused major delays on the Eastern Suburbs and Illawarra line.

The accident has caused major delays on the Eastern Suburbs and Illawarra line.