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Cheeky dog roams free on train tracks along Sydney's Harbour Bridge

Cheeky dog roams free on train tracks along Sydney's Harbour Bridge

She had a bad case of the zoomies.

Chaos ensued after a golden spoodle ran up and down the Sydney Harbour Bridge train tracks during peak hour.

The 10 year old spoodle known as ‘Heidi', began roaming on the North Shore train line during Sydneysiders' early commute yesterday (June 30) morning, according to 9News.

The cheeky pooch managed to flee rescuers called to the scene as she completed not one but two laps, running through Milsons Point and North Sydney Stations.

As a result, train lines were delayed for an hour as the dog took off in an 8km sprint.


T1 North Shore and Western Line as Sydney Trains issued an immediate caution for people to ‘allow extra travel time due to animals in the rail corridor’.

Thankfully Heidi was unharmed and ultimately was caught by rescue efforts at around 9.30am.

Many were left in hysterics over the ordeal, as one user took to Twitter, writing: “Long delays on Sydney trains due to a dog loose in a tunnel - probably the same dog that's been eating @TransportforNSW's homework all these years.”

Another said: “Dog running through Wynyard and across the Harbour Bridge northwards on the rail corridor was not on my bingo card for ‘Sydney train delay reasons’.”

While a third joked: “Oh, think the pawrents will be getting a hefty fine for that.”

As you can imagine, Heidi’s owner was relieved once she had been captured safe and sound.

"She basically did my daily commute in an hour this morning,” the owner said, as per 9News.

"I also want to apologise to everyone like me who was held up by this whole incident this morning," the owner said.

"I just want to say a huge thanks to Sydney Trains, and the Rail Fire Emergency Unit who actually drove me and Heidi home."

Sydney Trains chief executive Matt Longland added that Heidi proved to be one fast little pocket rocket.

"The good news is that Heidi the Spoodle was rescued safely and returned to her owner, and services were able to resume,” he said.

Well, that’s one way to spice up your regular Thursday morning.

Featured Image Credit: 9News

Topics: News, Dogs, Animals, Australia