Driver, worker killed in Sydney-to-Melbourne train crash

Wallan train accident spot

V/Line has confirmed that the train derailed approximately 500m north of Wallan train station.

The train was traveling into Melbourne, according to Victoria Police, which was at the scene alongside other emergency services.

One person was taken to hospital in a stable condition and 11 others were hospitalised with minor injuries, Ambulance Victoria said.

All passengers who were able to walk from the train were taken to the Wallan McDonald's and BP station area, which was used as a triage centre.

The train, which had left Central Station in Sydney at 7.40am, had been due to arrive at Southern Cross Station in Melbourne at 6.30pm.

The engine and the first carriage off the train tipped onto their sides while others are leaning off the wrecked tracks.

At least three helicopters have been deployed to a scene the Country Fire Authority described as 'very chaotic at this stage'.

Wallan train accident
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The CFA said the driver appeared to be trapped.

The train was carrying 160 passengers.

A crime scene has been established.

Meanwhile, one passenger named James Ashburner tweeted overnight that his carriage had ended up on a 30-degree tilt when the train finally came to rest.

"Our carriage finished on an angle". "Tray tables went flying", Dr Scott Rickard said on Twitter. "It's done some significant damage to the rail line, " he said.

A train driver and co-driver have died overnight after a train travelling from Sydney to Melbourne came off the tracks.

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