& # 39; This would not happen in London & # 39 ;: the CEO of Sydney Trains says it & # 39; archaic & # 39; network is to blame for the day of dismay that was delayed in the last 15 hours
- Aborted train led to hours of chaos over the Sydney rail network on Friday
- Commuters were confronted with delays in the evening rush hour due to a defective train hatch
- Sydney Trains chief Howard Collins said outdated technology was to blame
- & # 39; We send men through tunnels to pull large switches – which takes hours, & # 39; he said
- Rail chief said systems at the London Underground were much more progress
The CEO of the Sydney Sydney rail network has the & # 39; archaic & # 39; blamed the technology for allowing one error to cause a 15-hour delay on the city's rail network.
Commuters remained stranded on stacked trains and platforms after a train repair was needed at 5.30 a.m. at the town hall station.
The disruptions continued until the evening rush hour and Howard Collins, CEO of Sydney Trains, said the problem would not have had the same impact on the London underground system.
The CEO of Sydney Trains rail network has the & # 39; archaic & # 39; blamed the technology for allowing one error to cause a 15-hour delay on the city's rail network
Commuters remained stranded on stacked trains and platforms after 5:30 AM repairs to a train were needed at the town hall station
& # 39; It is a failure of the way our system is built that one train can stop the entire network, & # 39; he said.
Collins was formerly the London Underground chief official and told news.com that the Sydney rail systems cannot be compared to their British equivalents.
& # 39; As a former London underground man, we have developed that system that can be switched off remotely for any train. Seven minutes, turn off the power. Back on, we're going, & he said.
& # 39; Here we have to send men and women through tunnels to pull large switches and open and close them, which takes hours. They have to come up with forms, they have to work things through. It is archaic. & # 39;
He added that Sydney's bosses made the right decision to repair the broken train in the town hall instead of having it run over the city's harbor bridge and risk running down the wiring.
Commuters in Sydney who suffered financially on Friday as a direct result of huge delays and chaos on the city's rail network may be eligible for compensation.
A train on the north coast had to be mechanically repaired on Friday after the driver noticed an open train hatch in the town hall at around 5.30 a.m.
The disruptions continued into the evening rush hour and Howard Collins, CEO of Sydney Trains, said the problem would not have had the same impact on the London metro system
The traffic disruptions reached as far as the evening peak in which city workers were confronted with a chaotic train system and a fixed road network.
Passengers were stopped in the town hall after 5 p.m. when staff closed ticket barriers with long lines that formed while commuters waited their turn to enter the station.
Video recorded on Central Station and posted on Twitter around 4:30 PM showed a platform full of people trying to beat rush hour.
Commuters continued to languish on trains or stand in line for buses for hours while officials worked to repair the outage.
& # 39; As a former London underground man, we have developed that system that can be switched off remotely for any train. Seven minutes, turn off the power. Back on, we're going, & he said
Some were even told that they should try to walk over the Harbor Bridge instead of waiting.
Before the evening peak, Sydney Trains warned that the services in the network were still recovering and would not run on time.
Sydney Trains on Friday evening opened a window for possible compensation.
& # 39; Customers who have experienced significant financial problems, such as a missed flight, as a direct result of service delays this morning, may be eligible to make a claim for compensation & # 39 ;, a spokeswoman said Friday night in a statement.
& # 39; Any claims are assessed case by case. & # 39;
Car traffic in and out of the CBD of Sydney was blocked after 5 p.m.
Hundreds of frustrated commuters went quickly to social media to vent their experiences
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