Sydney’s train network continues to experience drama this morning due to a staff shortage and the opening of a new junction in the north-west of the city.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports this morning that 38 services will be cancelled today.

Today’s transport troubles are further exacerbated by the opening of a new junction in Hornsby. The new junction may cause trouble as drivers get used to the new system. “Any incidents on the realigned tracks at Hornsby have the potential to cause significant disruptions to the entire rail network,” reports the Sydney Morning Herald.

At time of writing the affected lines include the T8, T3, T2 and T5 lines. In some cases replacement bus services have been put in place. You can get updates on cancelled services here.

Today's delays and service cuts come after problems with Sydney's railways last week due to bad weather, staff shortages and the new timetable introduced at the end of last year.

On Saturday 92 train services were cancelled due to "unexpected train crew changes".

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