‘It’s jumped the line already’: Train drives through bushfire emergency

Screenshot from 2018-04-15 06-51-04.pngThe moment a passenger train drove through Sydney’s bushfire was caught on camera, as more than 1,000 hectares in the city’s south-west went up in smoke yesterday.

At one point, flames and spot fires can be seen close to the carriages, as a commuter says: “It’s jumped the line already.”

The video was posted on social media during the height of the blaze, which affected several suburbs around Holsworthy and Menai.

Part of the line was later closed.

“Busses are replacing trains between East Hills and Glenfield on the T8 Airport and South Line, due to a grass fire at Casula,” Sydney Trains said in a statement.

“Sydney Trains has been liaising with emergency services throughout the incident and immediately shut the line when it was deemed unsafe by Fire and Rescue NSW.”

The inner-west and Leppington line, and the Bankstown line also experienced delays as a result of the disruption at Holsworthy.

via Sydney fire: Passengers film flames as train drives through out-of-control blaze – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)