Sydney transport delays continue after wild weather


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The wild weather continues to hit transport, with commuters urged to check how they’re getting home tonight.

Sydney’s Metro as well as train services and ferries are still being impacted by yesterday’s storms, after lengthy delays o some lies this morning.

Ferries on Sydney Harbour are having to negotiate record amounts of debris and litter after the storms and massive tides.

Buses are replacing ferry services between Parramatta and Olympic Park in both directions due to the Parramatta Weir overflowing.

Transport for NSW Chief Operations Officer Howard Collins said a huge operation is underway to clean it up.

“It is one of the busiest periods we’ve ever had,” he said.

“With the large amounts of floating debris, our vessels are filling up in record time which means repeated trips to clear the rubbish during massive tidal flows.

“Over the weekend our environmental clean-up vessels has collected over 100 navigational hazards, mainly between Rydalmere wharf and Parramatta River.

“Most were large logs and tree trunks, with some up to seven metres long.”


Transport bosses say there are more than 50 teams working 24 hours, clearing trees and debris, unblocking drains and repairing damaged roads.

Localised flooding is also still a hazard, and huge swathes of the city were affected over the weekend.

Incidents were up almost 100 per cent, and “unprecedented number of trees” fell.

“At its peak on Sunday we had over 120 sets of lights out, and flooding at North Richmond, Cattai, Yarramundi and Windsor bridges as well as Canal Road at St Peters and City West Link at Haberfield from king tides,” Mr Collins said.

Many buses are diverting or are delayed due to road closures.

Motorists should visit Live Traffic to check routes are open.


There are major delays on the T1 North Shore & Western Line and T9 Northern Line after landslides at Artarmon and Pymble.

Train services between Gordon and North Sydney are running at a reduced frequency.

Major landslips at Leura and Mount Victoria in the Blue Mountains have also partially closed that line. Limited buses are replacing trains between Lawson and Lithgow/Bathurst.

Fallen trees and power poles have also hit services at locations including Thornleigh and Epping.

Travellers on the T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line – allow extra travel time due to weather affecting infrastructure.

Trains are not running on the T5 Cumberland Line so passengers should change trains at Granville.

Limited buses are replacing trains between Lidcombe and Olympic Park due to flooding at Olympic Park.

On the South Coast Line – limited buses are replacing trains between Wollongong and Bomaderry and Wollongong and Port Kembla due to flooding.

Travellers should delay non-essential travel journeys, allow extra time and use transport apps for updates.


Buses are replacing metro services between Chatswood and Macquarie University due to flooding at Chatswood Station.

Change at Epping for a T9 Northern Line train instead.

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