One of Sydney’s busiest stations evacuated after the intimidation and triggered a large police response.
No trains pass through Town Hall Station due to the mayhem, and police are clearing the vast station.
A New South Wales Police spokesman confirmed that “as a precautionary measure” police were clearing the entire city hall.
A spokeswoman said the station was threatened.
Police pushed through the station shortly before 11:00 am, ordered commuters to evacuate the area, and closed the city hall.
Police activity is still underway.
Sydney Trains has already warned about significant delays after having to close the entire station.
Due to the large police activity at Town Hall Station, no trains pass through Town Hall Station.
The train stops between Town Hall and North Sydney. #NorthShoreLine
Delay non-essential trips. More information to follow. pic.twitter.com/ZcgKRrmgdS
— T1 Sydney Trains (@ T1SydneyTrains) May 5, 2021
All Sydney train lines face delays or closures and service ends before arriving in the City Circle area.
“Delay an unimportant trip or arrange alternative transportation,” the Sydney Trains warned.
“If you have to travel, there is a big delay.”
Some Sydney trains were completely stopped due to police activities at the City Hall and had to get off at Stanmore Station with all other passengers. pic.twitter.com/tRYeOeNGVx
— Charischan (@ CharisChang2) May 5, 2021
When the threat report first hit the police radar, several trains were being held in tunnels near the city hall, but then they moved to stations in other cities.
The T2 service will end at Central Station and the T3 service will end and start at Bankstown or Sidenum. The T4 service will end and start in Sidenum or Redfern. The T8 train ends at Central Station and on the T9 — Northern Line —. The service will end in Strathfield.
The Central Coast and Newcastle Line stops trains at Hornsby.
I will come more.
Originally released The station shut down after a “threat”
Place of originSydney’s Town Hall train station evacuated after threat made