Commuter chaos in Sydney as dozens of trains are cancelled or delayed after an ‘urgent’ incident: Here’s what you need to know
- Commuter chaos as trains cancelled
- Delays due to ‘communications issue’
- Urgent track repairs at Martin Place
Dozens of Sydney trains have been cancelled or delayed due to urgent track repairs as commuters describe the rush hour disruptions as ‘chaos’.
Sydneysiders were left scrambling on Thursday morning after several lines were cancelled due to ‘communication issues’ at Martin Place.
Commuters catching a train too the city from the east and west have been forced to seek another mode of transport to get to school and work on time.
Trains between Bondi Junction and Central on the T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line were stopped for about half an hour before resuming at about 8am.
A Transport NSW spokesperson said the cancellations were due to ‘urgent track repairs at Martin Place’.
‘Passengers should also allow plenty of extra travel time, listen to announcements and check information displays for service updates,’ the spokesperson said.
One traveller described the rush hour disruptions as total ‘chaos’.
Dozens of commuters have been left scrambling after several lines were cancelled due to ‘communication issues’ at Martin Place on Thursday morning (pictured, Bondi Junction)
Commuters travelling into the city from the east and west have been forced to seek another mode of transport in order to get to school and work on time
‘It’s chaos, nobody knows what’s going on,’ they said.
‘The train staff were coy about the situation at Martin place, just that a situation has happened and that all trains to the city are cancelled until further notice.
‘Now hundreds of people are crowding the street trying to get on a bus to the city.’
Dozens of commuters were left stranded between platforms for several minutes before services finally resumed at about 8am.
‘Eastern suburbs trains have been cancelled for the foreseeable future due to a ‘communications issue’ at Martin Place,’ one commuter tweeted.
A third shared: ‘Sydney trains are awful. My train has been stopped in the middle of nowhere for 15 minutes, no communication, no nothing and now I’m going to be 15 minutes late to my destination’.
Commuters have been warned delays will continue throughout the day and have bee advised to delay their trip or catch a bus instead.