Roads have reopened in Sydney’s CBD but the interruption of the city’s light rail service remains, along with heavy traffic delays after a police operation at Central Railway Station.
Authorities said Eddy Avenue between Elizabeth Street and Pitt Street was now open after being closed since about 9:00am.
Police said the operation was sparked by concerns for the welfare of a woman near the railway station.
“The operation concluded around midday, with the woman now being assessed by healthcare professionals,” a police statement said.
“She did not sustain any physical injuries during the incident.”
The statement thanked members of the public for their patience.
Light rail services were suspended between the Central and Exhibition stops, but the Transport Management Centre (TMC) said at 12.30pm, the service was expected to resume between Central and Convention shortly.
The TMC said in a statement that said rail services would continue to run between Exhibition and Dulwich Hill.
Pitt Street at Regent Street and George Street has also reopened.
Buses being diverted from Eddy Avenue have now also returned to their normal route.
However, the TMC said buses were experiencing delays of up to 75 minutes on Broadway, City Road, George Street, Elizabeth Street and King Street in Newtown as a result of traffic caused by the earlier road closures.
People were advised to catch a train or walk into the CBD to avoid the delays.
The TMC said it expected traffic conditions would slowly return to normal since the roads had reopened.