We feel like we already need another long weekend after the absolute nightmare that has hit Sydney commuters this morning.
As most people head back to work for the first time following the Easter break, we’ve been hit with a transport nightmare with major delays across the Sydney train network.
⚠️ Delays continue to services this morning after a wide-spread power outage which affected all signalling between Strathfield and Ashfield earlier.
Please listen out for announcements, check indicator screens and reach out to us for travel assistance.
— T1 Sydney Trains (@T1SydneyTrains) April 28, 2019
The significant delays are impacting seven different lines this morning and are reportedly due to urgent equipment repairs.
Anyone travelling along T1 Western Line & North Shore Line, T2 Inner West & Leppington Line, T3 Bankstown Line, T8 Airport & South Line, T9 Northern Line, Blue Mountains Line and Central Coast & Newcastle Line are all advised to allow plenty of extra travel time.
The repairs were needed after a widespread power outage this morning impact signalling between Strathfield and Ashfield.
This issue is due to an external power failure & we appreciate your patience while we work to restore services to normal.
Bus services are supplementing trains.
📱 If you require any assistance please get in touch with us via Twitter. pic.twitter.com/Gl1neuJq5C
— T3 Sydney Trains (@T3SydneyTrains) April 28, 2019
It’s believed that the issue has been fixed but the delays continue and are expected to worsen throughout the morning.
Buses are supplementing some services between Redfern, Strathfield and Lidcombe. Commuters seeking real time advice can get updates through the Sydney Trains twitter accounts.