Man hanging from rail overhead in Sydney - Breaking

  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
How on earth did he get up there?

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Location: Sydney, NSW
It never surprises me to see what the wildlife in Redfern get up to....
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
There are really some major delays across the Sydney Network because of this.

Sydney Trains said the Southern Highlands line was the only one not experiencing delays.

"Customers are advised to delay their travel or seek alternative transport," the statement read.

Commuters on trains that were between stations are stuck until the situation is resolved, with some people takin to social media to complain the air conditioning had stopped working.

It's understood Sydney Trains will shortly begin restoring power to the network. The Transport Management Centre said the delays were expected to affect services throughout the day. Real-time public transport apps are showing some services running between 30 and 50 minutes late.
  SinickleBird Assistant Commissioner

Location: Qantas Club at Mudgee International Airport
Vegan protester?
  SinickleBird Assistant Commissioner

Location: Qantas Club at Mudgee International Airport
Police saying self-harm-related.Crying or Very sad
  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
Police saying self-harm-related.Crying or Very sad

I am worried that the poor man did not know the power was off before hanging from the lines as in the video. Not good and we all hope he can get some help.
  simstrain Chief Commissioner

I do not know how the heck he got up there either Bevans. The videos that I have seen only show him after he was up there already and not how he got up there. Maybe he has some super powers.
  KRviator Moderator

Location: Up the front

EDIT: In terms of how he didn't become a crispy critter, there's two options I can see. Option A - The rozzers had the OHLE isolated before he got close to the electrically live components. Or Option B, he dropped off the bridge onto the contact & catenary wires without creating a path to earth. It's only 1500VDC, so not that great at arcing large distances.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
I assume most have seen that Indian guy from late 2000's arc out on the roof of a train with 1500V on death desensitized India.

Had this guy arced out here in such a public location could you imagine the fall out.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Tonight's Seven News said he was off his face on MDMA. ( or Ice if you prefer).
  C3765 Train Controller

He climbed over the railing/fence on the stairs from Platforms 2&3 and then walked across to the overhead wiring using the outer side of the concourse. Then he lowered himself from the section sticking about above the wires.
  decry1234 Station Master

lol MDMA is not "ice".

Quiet easy to see how he got up there based on the surrounding infrastructure...

Whatever his motivation this has once again proven how fragile sydneys current train time table is with major delays flowing throughout the entire network today.

More recent delays!

On Monday my train and another citybound were held at Wolli Creek due to a toy scooter being found somewhere on the tracks. I was on the rear car of brand new B21 and the guard walked the full length of the platform and back to communicate with the driver face to face!

I think people are just taking all of this as the new normal in Sydney.

Another day in paradise!
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
Thought for a second someone had hanged themselves from the overhead. Thank God it's only Hooligans
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
lol MDMA is not "ice".
Oops! Thank you. MDMA or Ecstasy.
  ANR Deputy Commissioner

It proves how fragile people can be....
  simstrain Chief Commissioner

This would have happened on any other electrified network in the country. It has nothing at all to do with how fragile the sydney system is supposedly. It will now require Sydney trains to glass up the walkways at redfern to prevent this from happening in the future. Also expect a look at platform screen doors at major inner city stations.

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