Passengers are in chaos as the train stops
Sydney trains are closed with Martin Place delays on the T4 Eastern Suburbs and Illawarra lines
Commuters are being warned of peak hour delays on Sydney’s train network.
Emergency track repairs at Martin Place train station have caused delays on the city’s main train line, the T4 Eastern Suburban and the Illawarra line.
Commuters described packed cars being dragged to CBD stations, adding further delays to the network.
‘Please allow extra journey time at T4 due to emergency track repairs at Martin Place,’ Sydney Trains tweeted after 7am.
‘Trains may stop at or between stations for longer than usual.
‘Stoppages of some trains will be changed.’
Commuters are urged to use alternative transport to work with local bus routes 333 or 444 available for travel between Bondi Junction and the city.
A commuter took to social media after typing their destination into a trip planner app and seeing a 21-minute delay for his first train.
‘The train to Sydney has failed again,’ he said just before 7.30am.
‘Taking a taxi to Central and chairing my 8.30am meeting.
‘Yet once again due to urgent track repairs no trains are running in the eastern suburbs during the morning peak.’
The rail disaster is the latest in a series of delays on the network that have frustrated commuters.
It comes just four days after commuters were stranded on platforms in the evening after a single transport employee called in sick to work.
Passengers waited up to 60 minutes for the train.