Sydney passenger captures frightening moment train drives through bushfire

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A Sydney passenger has shared a video of the frightening moment her train drove through a sprawling bushfire.

The train can be seen entering a thick cloud of smoke before passing numerous flaming trees.

The fast-moving fire begun at around 2:45pm on Saturday afternoon, and the T8 Airport line train drove through the flames at Casula shortly after.

Footage shows a number of spot fires near the railway tracks, prompting commuters to question why the train was still running.

On Sunday, more than 500 firefighters are still battling the 1000-hectare-wide Holsworthy blaze.

Some Sydney train lines have been closed due to the fire, with buses replacing regular services.