Sydney commuters stranded after rush hour rail network delays

Thousands of sydney city ​​commuters encountered significant train delays during rush hour tonight after the metro network shut down.

Transport for NSW confirmed trains were delayed due to urgent track repairs at Town Hall station and operational issues at Central station earlier today.

Tube services did not operate between Macquarie University and Castle Hill on the Metro North West line due to a communication problem.

There are delays on trains from Sydney. (New)
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Thousands of people stranded on rush hour platforms as Sydney’s rail network comes to a standstill. (9News)

A spokesman for the Transport Management Center said replacement buses were being run “between Macquarie Park and Castle Hill in both directions”.

“Tube services are still running between Chatswood and Macquarie University, and between Castle Hill and Tallawong,” the spokesperson said.

“Anyone needing to travel is advised to allow plenty of extra travel time, listen to announcements and check information displays for service updates.”

The city’s T2 line to Parramatta and Leppington, the T3 line to Liverpool or Lidcombe via Bankstown and the T8 line to Macarthur via Sydney Airport or Sydenham have all been significantly delayed.

These lines piled up, causing a ripple effect through other parts of the network as well as creating massive amounts of congestion on platforms as swarms of people waited to get home.

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