Peak Hour Mayhem Leaves Hundreds Stranded

Hundreds of people have been left stranded during their morning commute after a disruption at Sydney's Town Hall train station.

Services on the T9 Northern Line were severely delayed after urgent mechanical repairs were needed on a train at Town Hall in Sydney's CBD.

A hatch became loose on a train and was exposed to overhead wiring. Electrical crews were forced to isolate the section of wiring to repair the issue.

"Please allow extra travel time, listen to announcements, check real-time apps & indicator boards for up to date information as stopping patterns & platforms may change at short notice," Sydney Trains tweeted at about 7am on Friday.

Photo: Lawrence Champness

Hundreds of commuters were left waiting at Town Hall station for trains on the line that leads to Hornsby, via North Strathfield, Rhodes, West Ryde, Eastwood, Epping and Pennant Hills.

Dozens of services have been cancelled on the line.

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Queues of commuters spilled out onto the street as more people attempted to access alternative transport. Some headed to Park Street near Town Hall Station to catch a bus to their destination.

Commuters waiting for a bus near Sydney's Park Street. Photo: Kelly Smyth.

There have also been delays on the connected T1 North Shore and Western Line -- meaning train services were halted until the problem could be resolved.

Photo: Twitter/ T1 Sydney Trains.

Special charter buses are in place for the T1/T9 Line running from Clarence Street at Wynyard station stopping at Milsons Point and North Sydney Stations.

Repairs on the lines were completed at about 8.50 am.

More to come. 

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