The severe weather over the weekend that caused landslides, flooding, dangerous surf conditions and felled trees has had a knock-on effect this morning, with severe delays across much of Sydney’s public-transport network. Everything from trees falling on tracks and overhead wires, to flooding, power supply issues and signal equipment failure has contributed to the delays.
Services on the T5 Cumberland line have been suspended in both directions, with passengers advised to change at Granville. On the T7 Olympic Park line, services are suspended between Lidcombe and Olympic Park due to flooding at Olympic Park. (Bus replacement services are running.) And the T9 Northern line is also experiencing delays, with some services from Hornsby terminating at Strathfield.
The T1 North Shore Northern and Western Line is also being impacted. There are major delays affecting all services, with altered stopping and platform patterns. Some services have also been cancelled. Much of the delay is attributed to a landslip at Artarmon; earlier this morning services were suspended between Gordon and North Sydney. Transport for NSW is recommending passengers defer any non-essential travel.
The following lines are all also experiencing delays: T2 Inner West and Leppington, T3 Bankstown, T4 Eastern Suburbs and Illawarra, and T8 Airport and South.
Sydney Metro services are also delayed, with limited trains running between Tallawong and Epping. There’s also a bus replacement service between Macquarie Park and Chatswood, and no services running from North Ryde due to flooding.
The Sydney Morning Herald also reported earlier this morning that light rail services between Central and Convention and between Lewisham West and Dulwich Hill have been suspended due to flooding.
Transport for NSW recommends checking Trip Planner before you begin your journey.