Watch: Aerial footage shows aftermath of train crash in Sydney which left several people trapped and injured

Three people are trapped and several others are injured after a train hit a rail buffer at Richmond Station on Sydney's northwestern outskirts, with witnesses describing the scene as "chaotic".

Emergency services received a call just before 10am (local time) today with reports of injuries.

Local train at Sydney Central Station - Australia, New South Wales
Train at Sydney Central Station, Australia (file picture). Source:

Three choppers and 20 ambulance crews are attending, said NSW Ambulance.

Initial reports suggest 10 people are being treated for minor injuries, with two more severely hurt.

Three people are believed to be trapped in the front carriage, a NSW Fire and Rescue spokeswoman told AAP.

Paramedics were setting up a triage for patients.

Witnesses have described a scene of chaos, with the train apparently hitting the buffer at the end of the line.

One caller to Sydney's 2GB radio who saw the crash said there was an "almighty bang".

He said the train came in at speed and hit the buffer and rebounded.

"There was a huge amount of dust," he said.

New search to begin for MH370 wreckage in Indian Ocean

The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is about to enter a new phase.

Flight MH370 went missing on its way from Kuala Lumpur to China almost four years ago.

A new search effort by the Ocean Infinity Expedition will soon begin in an unsearched area of the Indian Ocean.

Confidence is high that the wreckage of the plane will be found this time, after previous searches turned up nothing.

Two hundred and thirty nine people were onboard when MH370 disappeared.

Relatives say they need to raise at least $15 million. Source: Breakfast



Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt to be farewelled in funeral today

The funeral of the Australian actress who died along with three members of her family after a car crash last month will take place today.

Jessica Falkholt died on Wednesday six days after her life support was turned off following the Boxing Day crash on the New South Wales coast.

Falkholt, 29, played Hope Morrison on Home and Away.

Her funeral will take place in Concord, NSW, at the same church where her parents and sister were laid to rest less than two weeks ago.

The 29-year-old's entire family were killed in the accident. Source: 1 NEWS