Sydney train passengers are experiencing another rough commute this morning as the network experiences huge delays. A number of incidents have held up trains on most lines: a medical emergency at Redfern Station, overhead wiring repairs at Hornsby Maintenance Centre and mechanical issues at Flemington have all contributed to the delays.
The urgent wiring repairs at Hornsby have caused delays, cancellations, reduced frequency of services and off-schedule stopping patterns on the T1 North Shore and Western and T9 Northern lines. On the T9 line, Central Coast and Newcastle services are making extra stops to help alleviate the delays.
The T2 Inner West and Leppington, T3 Bankstown, T4 Eastern Suburbs and Illawarra, and T8 Airport and South lines were all delayed by the medical emergency at Redfern. City-bound trains are slowly returning to normal, but Sydney Trains is advising passengers to allow plenty of extra time for their journey. Some trains are being diverted via City Circle.
A fire alarm activation and subsequent evacuation at Town Hall just before 7.30am has compounded the issues. Trains skipped the station for around an hour, but have since resumed. Mechanical issues at Flemington have also caused delays across the network.
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