New Year’s Eve chaos as trains to the Sydney Harbour Bridge are cancelled – leaving thousands of revellers stranded
- Sydney’s train system in chaos after signal failures at two locations across city
Sydney’s train system has been thrown into chaos as hundreds of thousands of revellers head into the city for New Year’s Eve celebrations.
There are major delays on the T1 Western, Northern and North Shore lines.
‘Trains heading towards the city are stopped due to urgent signal equipment repairs caused by weather conditions at Gordon and Central,’ Sydney Trains posted.
‘Allow plenty of extra travel time, listen to announcements and check indicator boards or consider catching a regular bus service instead.’
The delays kicked-in just before 6.30pm on Monday.
One commuter told Daily Mail Australia some train services were also being cancelled.
Services from the city are also impacted.
‘Due to urgent signal equipment repairs at Central some Western Line and Northern Line services from the city are delayed,’ Sydney Trains posted.
‘Stopping patterns may change at short notice. Repair crews are onsite and rectifying the issue at Central.’
Commuters have taken to social media to vent their fury.
‘And so the meltdown begins. Urgent signal repairs at Central, Sydney Trains at a standstill at Town Hall on one of the busiest days of the year. Train guards have no idea what is going on,’ one person posted.
Another said: ‘Showing my friends around Sydney for NYE and they’ve finally experienced the reality of delayed Sydney Trains.
‘At this stage will I even make it home before New Years? Sydney Trains with the goods once again,’ one other comment said.
Some lamented they resort to driving over catching trains in Sydney.
‘This is why I drive everywhere. Sydney Trains now sending the train on empty and telling people to “consider alternative arrangements” to get to their destination. On New Year’s Eve. Due to signal failure,’ they posted.
More to come.