Several Sydney train lines experienced delays on Saturday due to overhead wire repairs, three days after the entire network came to a standstill.
At 11am on Saturday, Transport for NSW was urging commuters in the south-west of the city to “allow plenty of extra travel time due to urgent overhead wire repairs in Panania”.
“Trains may stop longer than normal on platforms or between stations while the incident is ongoing,” it said.
“Trains may also have changed stops and depart from different platforms. For service changes, please listen to the announcements, check the transport apps and information screens while waiting on the platforms and on the train.”
Alerts were active for the T1 North Shore and Western Lines, T2 Inner West and Leppington Lines, T3 Bankstown Line, T4 Eastern Suburbs and Illawarra Lines and T7 Olympic Park Line, all affected by the “ongoing” incident, which began Friday afternoon .
“At this point there is no forecast for the completion of the repairs,” Transport for NSW said on Saturday morning.
Limited buses have replaced trains between Kingsgrove and Glenfield on the T8 line and shuttle trains operate between the city and Kingsgrove via the airport and between Macarthur and Liverpool.
It follows the collapse of the train across Sydney on Wednesday afternoon following a major communications disruption that affected 250,000 passengers.
Premier Dominic Perrottet apologized on Thursday and said commuters should be given a ticket-free day as compensation. The NSW Government is in transition mode and cannot instruct the Department for Transport to offer a ticket-free day until after the March 25 election.
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