XPT death: Man dies after being removed at Cootamundra

A post-mortem examination will determine cause of death of a man who was removed from the Sydney to Melbourne XPT in the early hours of Tuesday.

A post-mortem examination will determine cause of death of a man who was removed from the Sydney to Melbourne XPT in the early hours of Tuesday.

2pm: POLICE are investigating the death of a man who was removed from a passenger train at Cootamundra on Tuesday morning.

Police received a report of a man behaving aggressively on the Sydney to Melbourne XPT about 3am.

The man was removed from the train by railway staff when it stopped at Cootamundra railway station.

"He became unconscious on the platform and CPR was initiated by officers when they arrived," a NSW Police statement said. 

He was taken to Cootamundra Hospital by ambulance where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The man is yet to be positively identified.

A NSW Ambulance spokeswoman said the man - aged in his 30s - was taken to hospital in a critical condition.

A post-mortem examination will be conducted to determine cause of death.

A report will be prepared for the coroner.

12.45pm: SOUTHERN XPT services have been replaced by buses on Tuesday after a "police operation" at Cootamundra on Monday night.

Limited information about the incident is currently available from police.

According to NSW TrainLink, the 8.32pm Sydney to Melbourne XPT service terminated at Cootamundra on Monday "due to an operational issue and a police operation".

Following extensive delays, a replacement coach service left Cootamundra at 8.50am on Tuesday to convey passengers to Melbourne.

The NSW TrainLink website says Tuesday morning's Melbourne to Sydney XPT service has been replaced with a road coach service for the entire journey.

"The coaches departed Melbourne at 8.10am and a delay of up to 40 minutes is expected," the website said.

The delay is a flow-on effect of Monday night's incident.

More to come. 

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