Commuter chaos remained in Sydney 14 hours after a train failed.
The congested rail network of the city was still in chaos on Friday night after a broken train at the town hall station caused a meltdown and partial closure of the T1 North Shore line around 5:00 am & # 39;
Up to 250,000 commuters were caught up in the major delays, with many hours spent stranded in stationary trains in Sydney.
Many commuters in Sydney were working late Friday morning. Shown is the town hall station during the morning peak hour, where the major delays were caused
The delays were still felt Friday night, with Sydney Trains advising commuters to postpone non-essential journeys
The delays were still felt Friday night, with Sydney Trains advising commuters to postpone non-essential journeys.
& # 39; Consider traveling home earlier / later or postponing non-essential travel, & # 39; tweeted Sydney Trains.
Hundreds of frustrated commuters went quickly to social media to vent their experiences.
A Twitter message revealed how an unimpressed traveler chose to avoid the waiting chaos.
Sydney Trains tweet: & # 39; Consider traveling home earlier / later or postponing non-essential journeys & # 39;
A Twitter message revealed how an unimpressed traveler chose to avoid the waiting chaos
& # 39; My brother-in-law has just sent me this photo & # 39; s read the twitter post.
& # 39; The first is the line to get to the platform for the airport line at Central. The second photo is his decision after he chose not to be in those lines. & # 39;
In another hilarious Twitter meme, passengers are still standing in the station surrounded by candles waiting for trains in 2033.
In another hilarious Twitter meme, passengers are still standing in the station surrounded by candles waiting for trains in 2033
Images uploaded to Reddit were filled with comments blaming politics and infrastructure issues, while commuters were surprised at how a train fault could completely derail the network.
& # 39; Buildings that fall, public transport to the limit, roads that get stuck during the day, universities turn into visa processing plants.
& # 39; How is neoliberal growth and not a regulatory economic policy in Sydney? & # 39 ;, Said a poster.
Shown: an image on Twitter reflected how a comic user saw how a train error could completely derail the network
Someone added: & I think we should be honest. Yes, hilariously, our train network was fucked in a tense hat because a train was out of service, but it was a good run between the last time a leaf hit the tracks and the city stopped. & # 39;
Others shared their travel experiences.
& # 39; I just saw a train running in the wrong direction 23! Thought I was on the wrong platform lol absolute chaos, & a driver said.
Hundreds of frustrated commuters went quickly to social media to vent their experiences
Another wrote: & # 39; it took me forty hours to get from Wolli Creek to Milsons Point (usually 30 minutes) and had to take two trains and the ferry! & # 39;
& # 39; Just get me out of here! We're trapped in a train that hasn't been driving somewhere between Town Hall and Wynyard for 45 minutes, & tweeted a man at lunch.
Sydney Collins CEO Howard Collins has since revealed that the & # 39; Frankenstein & # 39; style electricity eliminates the tunnels under the town hall and had to be approached by engineers before repairs to the train could commence.
Sydney Trains chief executive Howard Collins said that & # 39; Frankenstein & # 39; style electricity switches tunnels under the town hall were responsible for delays
& # 39; We had to send men and women through tunnels, pull large switches, open and close, which takes hours … it's archaic, & # 39; Collins said The Daily Telegraph.
& # 39; They (the switches) are from … the 1920s and 1930s, they are isolation switches that were probably installed when we first electrified.
& # 39; They almost look like Frankenstein, they're doing great, but as far as I'm concerned, the future is for us … an external isolation switch where … services are interrupted for 15 minutes instead of three hours. & # 39 ;
The delays were not only limited to the CBD.
Chatswood on the north coast saw huge delays
Commuters started complaining through social media about delays that persisted throughout the day
Long queues at stations, including Newtown for buses, while platforms from Chatswood to Rhodes were also full during the morning rush hour
Others demand compensation and reimbursement of tickets.
Earlier in the morning, commuters on the partially closed North Shore line were advised to take buses to North Sydney or travel via the northern line and switch to Epping.
Canceled trains on the north coast of Sydney caused chaos over the rail network
Pictured: Commuter chaos – a passenger claims that he saw a train coming in from the opposite direction to the station
Queues for buses at Wynyard ran across the road.
& # 39; No trains are currently running over the bridge, the Wynyard announcer suggested walking across the Harbor Bridge to North Sydney because the buses were too busy, & # 39; tweeted a man.
Services from the west of Sydney again shifted the City Circle line instead of traveling their usual route to the north coast.
& # 39; A separate hatch on top of a train is close to the overhead line in the town hall. To protect it safely, the power must be isolated from this part of the track. Our electrical crews are working to do this as quickly as possible, and repair teams will then secure the hatch safely, & tweet Sydney Trains on Friday morning.
Services are closed on the north coast, leaving commuters stranded in Wynyard
This train required mechanical repairs in the town hall and caused chaos in the network
The delays caused chaos for commuters traveling to the city. Pictured: Wynyard station
Long lines of commuters who traveled to the north coast walked into the street
Services from the west of Sydney again shifted the City Circle line instead of traveling their usual route to the north coast
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