Sydney Rail Network: Commuters are waiting for alternative transport

Sydney Rail Network: Commuters are waiting for alternative transport

The train chaos in Sydney on Wednesday afternoon caused significant delays and overcrowding across the network.

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Despite the backlog slowly clearing, hundreds of commuters were still waiting for alternative transport.

Sydney Trains chief executive Matt Longland assured passengers that the root cause of the network-wide failure of a critical digital train radio system would be fully investigated.

A statement from Transport for NSW indicated that normal services would resume the following morning, and customers were reminded to respect frontline staff working on getting everyone to their destination safely.

Herald journalists Tom Rabe and Matt O’Sullivan provided a wrap-up of the day’s events, while state political reporter Lucy Cormack analysed what the chaos means for the state government.

Readers could view photos of the chaos and were also urged to share their own experiences of the train delays.

Sydneysiders turned to Uber, taxis, and other alternative transport options when trains went down.

Fares on Uber initially skyrocketed after the first announcement that trains were down, with some customers being charged hundreds of dollars for short trips across the city. The significantly higher rates were later capped for most trips.

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