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A MAN has been killed after falling onto the tracks at a western Sydney train station this evening.
Commuters at Granville Station initially thought the victim, who was wearing a hi-vis orange top, was a Sydney Trains employee.
A Sydney Trains later spokesman confirmed the victim was not an employee.
Two commuters, Mohammed Tizani and Ros Wandi, posted on social media, stating the man was struck by a train.
“Be respectful, all — train delays is nothing compared to someone’s life,” Mr Tizani said.
A NSW Police spokesman confirmed the man was struck and killed by the train about 4.45pm this afternoon.
“Emergency services were called to Granville station after reports a person struck and killed by westbound train,” the spokesman said.
“Initial inquires suggest person’s death was not suspicious and a report will be prepared for the coroner.
“At this stage while inquiries continue and the body is removed from the track were cannot comment any further.
“Currently two of four lines are closed and commuters are asked to be patient with the delays.”
Sydney Trains has issued alerts via social media confirming there will be major delays throughout the night on the Western and North Shore lines.
Delays on the Western Line are being compounded by rugby league fans trying to get the Rabbitohs and Gold Coast Titans NRL match at ANZ Stadium.
Fans are being advised to leave plenty of time to get to the game and use alternative forms of public transport such as buses and to check the Transport NSW website for the latest updates to public transport services.
This article first appeared on www.dailytelegraph.com.au
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