Major Delays For Sydney Commuters After Derailed Train Pulled Off Tracks
Sydneysiders are experiencing major delays heading to work on Tuesday morning after a train derailed between Wynyard and Circular Quay overnight.
A small maintenance vehicle used for track work came off the tracks, causing delays to several lines, including the T1, T2, T3, and T8.
The vehicle has since been removed from tracks and trains will resume on City Circle but major delays will continue throughout the morning.
Hundreds of trains are expected to be cancelled, with wait times for City Circle trains being up to an hour.
Repair crews are on-site but commuters should allow extra time for journeys and plan ahead, the spokesperson said.
Stranded commuters have been advised to consider using the Light Rail or local buses.
Those heading to the airport will need to board at Central Station, as services have halted through the City Circle.
A spokesperson at the Transport Management Centre told 10 daily they were not aware of any injuries caused by the train derailing.
Central Station came to a stand-still earlier on Tuesday morning after a trespasser disrupted train services, causing flow-on delays due to extra passengers boarding at Wynyard and Town Hall.
It comes a week after commuters waited up to an hour on crowded platforms due to a fire alarm going off, a medical emergency and wiring issues affecting almost all train lines.
The Rail, Tram and Bus Union has urged commuters not to take their frustrations out on workers.
"While we understand commuter frustrations entirely, and in fact share many of those frustrations, we’re urging commuters to try and keep their cool and show respect for workers during this difficult time," RTBU NSW Secretary Alex Claassens said.
"We get it. Workers often have frustrations too, but it’s important not to take those frustrations out on those who are just trying to do their job."
More to come.