Commuter chaos hits Sydney as massive delays hit one of the city’s busiest train lines
- Sydney trains have stopped at Martin Place
- Delays in T4 Cercanías Este and Illawarra line
Travelers are warned about delays during peak hours on the Sydney rail network.
Urgent track repairs at Martin Place railway station have caused delays on one of the city’s main rail lines, the T4 Eastern Suburbs and Illawarra line.
Passengers have described overcrowded carriages arriving at the CBD station, further prolonging network delays.
“Please allow additional travel time at T4 due to urgent track repairs at Martin Place,” Sydney Trains tweeted shortly after 7am
‘Trains may stop at or between stations for longer than normal.
The stops of some trains will change.
Urgent track repairs at Sydney CBD’s Martin Place station have led to long delays during rush hour
Riders have been urged to use alternative transportation to get to work with local bus routes 333 or 444 available to travel between Bondi Junction and the city.
A passenger took to social media after typing his destination into the trip planner app and seeing his first train delayed by 21 minutes.
“Sydney trains fail again,” he said just before 7:30 a.m.
‘Take a taxi to get to Central to chair my 8:30 am meeting
“Again no trains serving the eastern suburbs in the morning rush due to urgent track repairs.”
The T4 Cercanías Este and Illawarra line were affected by delays and passengers were urged to consider alternative routes
The rail collapse is the latest in a series of network delays that have left commuters frustrated.
It comes just four days after overnight commuters were stranded on platforms after a single transit employee called in sick to work.
Passengers waited up to an hour for the trains.