Passengers are furious after the long-awaited $ 7 billion Metro train without driver has experienced huge delays a few hours after opening.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian appeared on Sunday morning in Tallawong in the north-west of Sydney to see the first train leave without a driver.
Despite the excitement, commuters have put the service online, with many saying there have been a multitude of problems.
Passengers are furious after the long-awaited 7 billion dollar-free Metro train experienced huge delays just hours after opening
Despite the excitement, commuters have put the service online, with many saying there have been a multitude of problems
Technical failures surrounded the first services, with reports indicating that the train had been driven too far forward, causing it to deteriorate and having to re-align to open the doors.
All Metro platforms are set up with screen doors and the train should automatically be in line with the screens to prevent accidents on the tracks.
& # 39; The train seemed to have overshadowed the platform doors in Macquarie Park, we were delayed an additional 20 seconds until the door was opened. Cue the indignation, & a user wrote on Twitter.
& # 39; A train at Tallawong had missed the alignment by a small amount. Doors would not open until they had reversed the train by probably 0.5 meters. But it took 3-4 minutes to do this, & said a Reddit user.
& # 39; Do not see how they can maintain a train every 4 minutes if each set of trains has to reverse 3 minutes. & # 39;
One person took a disturbing picture on Twitter of a missing screw spotted on the floor on one of the platforms.
& # 39; @SydneyMetro Is this screw important? & # 39; they asked with a worried emoji.
There were also reports that the doors did not open at one stop, with some missing their stop due to the glitch
Technical disruptions surrounded the first services, with reports showing that the train had been driven too far forward, causing it to reverse and re-aim at the doors to open (pictured)
Several people reported that services were between stations for a maximum of 15 minutes.
& # 39; Subway to Chatswood has now been stuck at Macquarie Park for nearly 15 minutes & # 39 ;, a user wrote on Reddit.
Others reported major service delays, with some complaining that they had been waiting on the platform for more than half an hour.
There were also reports that the doors did not open at one stop, with some missing the station due to the glitch.
& # 39; The door announcements AND the next stop were faulty in both trains I was on today. The displays on the train were also glitchy, & a user complained.
Around 1.30 pm on Sunday, Sydney Metro announced a 15 to 20 minute maintenance jump due to the problem with the doors
One person took a disturbing picture on Twitter of a missing screw spotted on the floor on one of the platforms
Another person hired Reddit to place images on board one of the metal services, and said the door was out of service.
Not only did commuters wait longer than expected for their trains, images of huge crowds were also shared online.
There have also been complaints about trains not running after 10 p.m. where a user on Twitter says: & # 39; How is this the future? It is not a driver, you clod. Like how could you have a public transportation system that closes before midnight?!? & # 39;
Around 1.30 pm on Sunday, Sydney Metro announced a 15 to 20 minute maintenance jump due to the problem with the doors.
People have complained about waiting for half an hour on the platform after the Metro services in Sydney were delayed
Others went to Twitter to complain about the services that are only performed between 5:00 AM and 10:00 PM
More than 20,000 people have worked on the $ 7.3 billion northwest project and are now working hard to expand the Chatswood to Bankstown line.
When the northwest line is fully operational, trains will run every four minutes during the rush hour between Tallawong and Chatswood.
But they will end up at peak times every six minutes, which Mr Constance described earlier as a & # 39; ramp-up period & # 39 ;.
He said on Sunday that life was about to change & for so many people who work hard every day & # 39; and he & # 39; looks forward to tomorrow with the first commute in the morning peak & # 39 ;.
According to a government factsheet, fully automatic trains must be reliable 98% of the time.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted NSW Transport for comments.
Not only did commuters wait longer than expected for their trains, images of huge crowds were also shared online
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