One of Sydney’s busiest train stations has been evacuated after a threat was made, triggering a massive police response.
No trains are travelling through Town Hall Station due to the disturbance and police are conducting a sweep of the sprawling station.
A NSW Police spokeswoman confirmed, “as a precaution”, police were conducting a sweep throughout Town Hall.
The spokeswoman said a threat was made against the station.
Police pushed through the station just before 11am, ordering commuters to evacuate the area and putting Town Hall into lockdown.
The police operation is still ongoing.
Sydney Trains is already issuing warnings about massive delays after having to close the entire station down.
All of Sydney’s train lines are facing delays or shutdowns, with services terminating before they hit the City Circle area.
“Please delay any non-essential travel or arrange alternative transport,” Sydney Trains warned.
“If you must travel, major delays are being experienced.”
A handful of trains were being held in the tunnel near Town Hall when the threat report first hit police’s radar however these have since moved on to other city stations.
T2 services are terminating at Central Station, T3 services are terminating at and commencing from either Bankstown or Sydenham, T4 services are terminating at and commencing from either Sydenham or Redfern, T8 trains are terminating at and will commence from Central and T9 — Northern Line — services are terminating at Strathfield.
The Central Coast and Newcastle Line is stopping trains at Hornsby.
More to come.