Sydney Trains employees assaulted at Hurstville station

A man has been refused bail after two Sydney Trains employees were assaulted at Hurstville on Saturday.

It was shortly before 3am when the employees were checking the train which had terminated at Hurstville Station.

They spoke with a passenger – who had remained on the train – then began to walk with him towards the barrier.

Police said the passenger punched a male employee, 52, several times to the face; when his colleague, 38, came to his assistance before he too was allegedly punched in the body and face.

The men were allegedly assaulted a second time by the passenger before they were able to close the station roller shutters.

Transport police arrived a short time later and arrested a man, 21, and took him to Hurstville police station.

The Sutherland man was charged with two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm as well as an unrelated charge of destroying or damaging property.

He was refused bail to appear in Parramatta Bail Court on April 16.

The two men were taken to hospital where they were treated for cuts, bruising and swelling.