Train commuters heading home tonight are experiencing major delays as the Sydney Trains network again descends into chaos.
The T1 Western Line – which hasn’t met on-time running targets in more than a year – is experiencing major delays due to signal equipment problems earlier.
The problems at Werrington and Milsons Point sparked the trouble, which has resulted in the ongoing delays.
“Allow extra travel time due to urgent signal equipment repairs at Werrington earlier and at Milsons Point,” Sydney Trains advised.
“Also listen to announcements and check indicator boards as stopping patterns may change at short notice.”
One commuter reported waiting almost an hour for a train from Kingswood to Penrith.
Others have taken to social media to vent their frustration, with one saying she would delay her journey due to safety concerns.
@TrainsInfo I’ve actually been forced to make the decision to hang around in the city until I can get on a train and still be able to breathe. It’s not like I want to go home or anything! The amount of people on the last Penrith service was so unsafe! #sydneytrains
— Kristina Wilson (@rx4kid) October 14, 2019
The delays are almost certain to last throughout the afternoon peak and into the evening.
A number of services have also been cancelled completely, including the 6.10pm Central to Penrith service.
Earlier, services scheduled to leave Central headed to Penrith at 4.55pm and 5.10pm were also cancelled.
Troy Dodds is the Weekender’s Managing Editor and Senior Writer. He has more than 15 years experience as a journalist, working with some of Australia’s leading media organisations.