Major delays on Sydney’s train service have continued across the morning commute.
Urgent signal repairs were needed just after 6.30am this morning, affecting the T1, T2 and T3 as well as the T8 and T9. These have now been finished, services were then affected by an external power outage.
Buses are replacing trains between Redfern and Strathfield.
Sydney Trains have released the following statement regarding the delays:
Delays are continuing on the Sydney Trains network due to a power outage which affected all signalling between Strathfield and Ashfield earlier this morning. A high voltage power line has been repaired after an earlier fault. This morning’s power outage is not connected to the timetable adjustments introduced to support Sydney Metro Northwest. Travellers may experience some delays and stopping pattern changes, with some express services altered to stop at more stations so we can provide a frequent service to more customers. The affected lines are the T1 North Shore and Western Line, T2 Inner West & Leppington, T3 Bankstown, T8 Airport & South, T9 Northern Line and Intercity Blue Mountains and Central Coast & Newcastle Lines. T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line services are unaffected by this morning’s outage. Bus services are supplementing train services between Campbelltown and Macarthur, Glenfield to Leppington, Hornsby and Berowra and Blacktown to Richmond. Customers are advised to plan their journey by visiting www.transportnsw.info or use trip planning apps to find an alternative trip. Sydney Trains apologises to customers who may have been inconvenienced.