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A Technical Issue on Sydney's Metro North West Is Causing Commuter Chaos This Morning

Trains were not running in either direction for almost two hours.
By Samantha Teague
August 13, 2019
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A Technical Issue on Sydney's Metro North West Is Causing Commuter Chaos This Morning

Trains were not running in either direction for almost two hours.
By Samantha Teague
August 13, 2019
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Sydney's billion-dollar Metro North West has been affected by technical issues once again, with all trains between Chatswood and Tallawong halted for almost two on hours on the morning of Tuesday, August 13.

Services in both directions on the line stopped around 5am because of an unspecified technical issue at Tallawong, with replacement buses organised. Services resumed again at around 7am, but, at time of publication, 8am, the Metro was still running at a reduced frequency with buses supplementing some services.

Transport for NSW is advising commuters to allow for plenty of extra travel time, listen to announcements at the stations and check information displays.

In late July, a "communication system issue" halted all Metro services during peak hour, causing long lines and wait times of up to an hour.

The Metro North West — which promises turn-up-and-go services every four minutes (in each direction) during peak times — is just one part of the government's overall Sydney Metro project, which will, along with Metro City and Metro Southwest, see a new railway linking Rouse Hill to Chatswood, travelling under the Sydney Harbour to the city, then down to Bankstown. Sydney Metro West will link the city to Parramatta. Running on all lines will be the new driverless trains. At this point, however, the final stages of the billion-dollar project — Metro Southwest and West, specifically — are not expected to be completed until 2024.

For the latest updates on the Metro North West, head to the Transport for NSW's official website and Sydney Metro Twitter account.

Published on August 13, 2019 by Samantha Teague

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