Transport for NSW is urging anyone heading into the Sydney CBD for tomorrow's Australia Day celebrations to allow plenty of extra travel time.
With planned industrial action resulting in a ban on overtime, services have been slashed almost in half leaving commuters facing significant delays and overcrowding.
Transport for NSW Coordinator General Marg Prendergast confirmed this morning that trains before 4pm on Australia Day will be running to a reduced timetable with extra services scheduled later in the afternoon.
“If you are travelling by public transport, you should allow extra travel time and plan to arrive early, especially if you’re catching the train," Ms Prendergast said.
“More trains will be running after 4pm to get people to and from events in the city.
“Australia Day is one of the busiest days on Sydney Harbour so leave early if you’re catching a ferry as they can fill up quickly.
“Some ferries won’t be running to and from Circular Quay between 11:45am and 12:30pm and between 7pm and 9:45pm because of planned Australia Day activities.
“Some F3 Parramatta River Ferries will start and finish at Barangaroo and F7 Double Bay Ferries will not run all day.”
There will also be extensive road closures around the city; roads around The Rocks will start closing from 4am, around Barangaroo and Millers Point from 7am and between 2pm and 3.30pm around Circular Quay and the CBD.
For more information visit Transport NSW.