Sydneysiders have been warned to expect nightmarish traffic today as hundreds are set to return to school and work.

Due to the easing of coronavirus restrictions, the day has finally arrived where students will be returning to the classroom full-time.

However, things aren’t exactly normal quite yet.

NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance said on Sunday that public transport is a “real challenge”.

“Transport is the high-risk area. It’s the area where people can crowd and congregate”, Constance reiterated.

Accordingly, new measures announced by the NSW Government restrict buses to carry only 12 passengers.

Similarly, trains are limited to only 32 passengers per carriage.


Transport and logistics expert Dr Geoffrey Clifton told Sunrise that “it’s going to be very difficult for everybody to fit on (buses and trains), given the restrictions”.

Add these restrictions to the influx of people going back to school & work, (plus the school pick-up/drop off routine) and traffic chaos ensues!

So, whatever your Monday routine looks like it might be good to just take a moment, a deep breath in and get ready to embrace that insane Sydney traffic and public transport that we’ve all so deeply missed…