Rail strike will see HUGE delays affect peak hour trains in Sydney


Rail strike will see HUGE delays on peak hour trains in Sydney – so will you be late getting home tonight?

  • Planned industrial action will result in delays for Sydney peak hour commuters
  • Some trains will run at a reduced capacity, others won’t exceed 60km per hour
  • Sydney Trains chief executive Matt Longland said some delays are inevitable










A rail strike is set to alter the running of several Sydney trains and NSW TrainLink services on Friday.

The planned industrial action over bargaining for a new enterprise agreement will see scores of commuters experience delays during peak hour later on today. 

On certain lines trains will run to a reduced frequency while other services won’t travel faster than 60km/h.

Sydney Trains chief executive Matt Longland said commuters should brace themselves for an extended commute – and if possible, consider another way to get home. 

Planned industrial action will result in delays for Sydney peak hour commuters on Friday (stock image)

Planned industrial action will result in delays for Sydney peak hour commuters on Friday (stock image)

On certain lines - including the north shore, western Sydney and the Airport - trains will run to a reduced frequency, while other services won't travel faster than 60km/h (stock image)

On certain lines – including the north shore, western Sydney and the Airport – trains will run to a reduced frequency, while other services won’t travel faster than 60km/h (stock image)

‘While we have worked to minimise impacts for our customers, some delays and longer journey times are expected for most of the day,’ he said.

NSW TrainLink chief executive Dale Merrick confirmed regional rail services would also be affected.

‘Regional rail and intercity customers need to plan ahead, as some journeys will take significantly longer to reach their destination and experience altered stopping patterns,’ he told Nine News.

Delays expected on the following Sydney train lines on October 29:

  • T1 North Shore & Western Line
  • T2 Inner West & Leppington Line
  • Central Coast and Newcastle Line

Bargaining talks with the Combined Rail Unions, Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink are tipped to continue in November.

Limited buses will run on key routes in and around the CBD to help the lack of trains during the go-slow action. 

Ferries as well as the L2 Randwick and L2 Kingsford Lines will also run as normal – but are likely to be brimming with people. 



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