At least 15 people have been injured after a train crashed into a barrier at the end of a railway line near Sydney.
Five commuters required hospital treatment following the incident during rush hour in Richmond, about 65km (40m) northwest of central Sydney.
According to local media reports, three people were seriously injured and some commuters were trapped in the front carriage of the train but were freed by firefighters.
Television pictures showed the train had run into buffers at the end of the line.
Photos from the scene showed passengers being treated by emergency services and the carriages stained with blood.
Those injured were soon stretchered off into waiting ambulances and rushed to hospital.
New South Wales Ambulance spokesman Chris Bray said: “It’s everything from walking patients with minor injuries to patients that will require hospital transport.”
He said the 10 other commuters had suffered less serious injuries but predicted the number of those injured would rise.
Ten ambulance crews were sent to the scene following the collision just before 10am local time (11pm UK time).
The train operator – NSW Trains – said the train had hit a buffer at the end of the railway line.
Pictures from the scene showed the train was still upright on the tracks and carriages did not appear crumpled.