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A train carrying commuters from the Blue Mountains was halted at Parramatta during the morning peak after smoke poured into a carriage through an air-conditioning system.
A traction fault underneath a carriage generated the white smoke, which entered the train's fifth carriage shortly before it arrived at Parramatta station just after 8am on Friday.
NSW Fire and Rescue was called to the station but there were no reported injuries to passengers on the Blue Mountains service from Lithgow.
Commuters experienced major delays to services on the T1 Western line during the morning peak.CREDIT:CARLOS FURTADO
The incident caused major delays to services on the T1 Western line during the morning peak. Services were also temporarily suspended on the T5 Cumberland line, while passengers on the T2 Inner West and Leppington line experienced disruptions.
Passengers on a T1 Western line train that was immediately behind the Blue Mountains service were stuck in their carriages for an hour before their service could be freed up. Another train on the line was also delayed significantly before it was re-routed.
A Sydney Trains spokesman said a traction fault underneath a carriage on the Blue Mountains train generated the smoke, which entered an airconditioning system shortly after 8am.
"It was the friction [of metal plates] that caused smoke to go into the airconditioning," he said.
The train has since been sent to a maintenance yard at Flemington where it is undergoing an inspection by engineers.
This article first appeared on www.smh.com.au
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