Sydney commuter chaos after 122 call in sick on Monday

  • Sydney commuter chaos after 122 call in sick on Monday

Sydney commuter chaos after 122 call in sick on Monday

The announcement comes after a shocking morning on the network, with mass cancellations and delays due to wet weather and staff shortages.

Frustrated social media users took to Twitter throughout the day to complain about the unrelenting delays.

'This is all just about people (who) are just exhausted and people need a break and they're not getting it, ' he said. "Buses are being provided to supplement services & we will update this feed during the morning". [He] said there was "very little" room to expand the capacity of Town Hall... "I nearly saw two fights break out", he said.

Monday morning's delays affected services on the T1 North Shore, T2 Inner West and Leppington, T3 Bankstown, T5 Cumberland and T8 Airport South lines, with buses called in to assist passengers.

'We are working to provide frequent services.

"Buses are waiting to take people".

The TMC says traffic is queued over four kilometres along Victoria Road and City West Link.

Sydney Trains said in a statement on its website: "Passengers are advised to allow plenty of extra travel time due to an operational issue".

Transport Minister Andrew Constance said more than 110 workers were sick or absent for other reasons.

Sydney Trains usually expects 76 people to be on sick leave.

"The men and women driving our trains and crewing our trains are doing a phenomenal job", Mr Constance said.

"In the last two weeks, for instance, we've had some awful tragedies on our railway", he said.

More as we get it.

Over the past fortnight, there have been six deaths on the rail network, including accidental and self-harm incidents.

Each incident involves mandated and optional leave for staff as they receive counselling.

Sydney's train passengers will get their Opal fares refunded if there are lengthy delays, if a NSW Labor Government is elected in March.

'Under Labor, you will get your Opal fare refunded if there is an avoidable delay of 30 mins, ' NSW Labor leader Luke Foley tweeted.