16 people were hospitalised this morning after a passenger train collided with buffers at Richmond station, north-west of Sydney. 

While most those treated had minor cuts and bruises, several passengers sustained more severe injuries.

Two women sustained fractured collarbones. One of them also presented potential spinal injuries. A man also sustained a fractured femur.

None of the injuries were life-threatening.

Emergency services were notified just after 10am. 17 NSW Ambulance services responded, in addition to three rescue helicopters.

Speaking to The Sydney Morning Herald, a rail union representative said that it was likely the train hit the barricades at the dead-end station at a low speed.

However, eyewitnesses described seeing the train collide with the barrier at significant speeds.

Sydney Trains cancelled services between Richmond and Clarendon stations as a result of the incident.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald
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