25 Sep 2012

Dozens rescued from stuck monorail

11:40 am on 25 September 2012

Rescue workers have removed dozens of passengers from Sydney's monorail after an electrical fault brought the system to a standstill above Paddy's Market.

Carriages were still stuck near Paddy's Market and at Darling Drive in Ultimo on Monday evening but about 80 people had been rescued.

Fire and Rescue officers used cranes and ladders to get the passengers to the ground, the ABC reports.

Some passengers have been checked for dehydration and anxiety but there are no reports of any serious injuries.

Monorail staff are working on how to get the carriages moving again.

Earlier this year, the New South Wales government announced the monorail would be scrapped.