Stop us if you’ve heard this one before, but Sydney’s passenger train network is experiencing ~ commuter chaos ~ this morning thanks to urgent signal repairs at Wynyard Station and a crock train at Central Station.
Transport NSW reports works on the Wynyard Station signal system have impacted services into the city from Berowra, Richmond, and Emu Plains, along with trains between Hornsby and the North Shore.
While the issue at Wynyard has apparently been sorted, “flow on delays” should be expected.
Repairs on the signals are now complete.— T1 Sydney Trains (@T1SydneyTrains) October 10, 2019
Flow on delays continue. pic.twitter.com/IuiYVzbahc
That was compounded by a malfunctioning train at Central Station, impacting services into the city from Parramatta, Leppington, Liverpool, Lidcombe, and Bankstown, along with trains between Bondi Junction, Waterfall, and Cronulla.
Outbound trains to Macarthur via Airport or Sydenham have also been hit.
The mechanical issue has also been fixed, but “flow on delays” from that whole deal are still on the cards.
The train with mechanical issues has been moved from the platform at Central.— T4 Sydney Trains (@T4SydneyTrains) October 10, 2019
Flow on delays will affect services on T4 and wait & journey times will be longer.
Please listen to announcements as stopping patterns have changed. pic.twitter.com/cIYd9Vsmvm
Flow on delays continue.— T2 Sydney Trains (@T2SydneyTrains) October 10, 2019
Please listen for announcements or each out if you require any further travel assistance.
Basically, most of the network is really Going Through It right now.
Commuters now face extensive delays and masses of other tired, downtrodden workers just trying to make a goddamn living in the big city.
How is it that one train with mechanical problems can bring the entire network to its knees? It's 2019, sort yourself out Sydney Trains— May Fahmi (@may_fahmi) October 10, 2019
Sydney trains cant get any worst.took me an hour to reach Townhall from Carlton????????????????????????— Birat Pokharel (@nepalibirat15) October 10, 2019
I swear to fuck, every train I get on is destined to be late. I could catch a train at 6:30am and it would end up being the one that was delayed for two hours the other week. Why do you hate me, Sydney Trains? Whyyyyyy.— Naomi (@sherlockgnomes9) October 10, 2019
A steadier stream of pedestrians over the Bridge this AM after #sydneytrains passengers at Milsons Point were told it’s taking up to an hour to get to Town Hall, & recommended bus or a ‘walk over the Sydney Harbour Bridge’ as alternative and faster options. pic.twitter.com/2m9LvWmNOU— Maarinke (@Emveem) October 10, 2019
When you’re conference started at 9am and your train terminates at central so you have to battle thousands of people just getting off the train let alone making further travel plans to walk ????♀️ #Sydneytrains #SydPos19 pic.twitter.com/wkdHSCLQlb— Mrs Rowl (@RowlUpToClass) October 10, 2019
PEDESTRIAN.TV’s own Senior Style Editor Melissa Mason said she waited 45 minutes to travel 5km via train before opting for a bus instead.
“As soon as one tiny thing goes wrong the entire city goes into meltdown,” Mason said.
Stunningly, her full statement on the delays is actually too profane to publish here.
Commuters have been advised to check in with Transport NSW for continuing updates on the drama.