Cityrail Service Interuptions - NOW WITH ADDED TRACKWORK!

 
  Brianr Assistant Commissioner

Location: Dunedin, New Zealand
I was on the 1.18pm from Central to Mt Vic today. We had to trip every signal between Mt Druitt and St Marys then sat in the platform at St Marys for a while, 25 mins late into Penrith. Guard (and website) said power failure. Could see a large storm approaching from South-west and Bureau shows heavy rainfall at Penrith after 3pm. Now website says further delays due to bad weather at Emu Plains.

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  42101 Banned

Location: Banned
Northern line is having a bad arvo.


Posted 16/01/08 06:38pm
Northern, Newcastle & Central Coast Line - Delays of up to 40 minutes
CityRail advises that some trains are being delayed on the Northern, Newcastle & Central Coast Line in both directions due to a freight train with mechanical problems at Hawkesbury River. Some City bound services delayed up to 40 minutes and some services from the City are being delayed between 10-20 minutes.

Further information will be provided as it becomes available.

Posted 16/01/08 06:38pm
Western Line - Delays of 10-20 minutes
CityRail advises that some trains are being delayed on the Western Line following a passenger disturbance at Doonside earlier today.

CityRail staff are working hard to bring services back to normal timetable as quickly as possible. Delays of 10-20 minutes can still be expected.
  4206 Chief Commissioner

Location: Dorrigo yard
It's not announced on the Cityrail website but Blue Mountains trains are delayed by about 10 mins due to vandalism of the signalling system between Emu Plains and Lapstone
  Raichase Captain Rant!

Location: Sydney, NSW
Was at Town Hall earlier today, and the message on the screens said something along the lines of "All lines through Town Hall delayed due to an earlier incident at Town Hall". Seems a fire alarm was going off, there were plenty of firefighters walking around, but no actual fire.
  42101 Banned

Location: Banned
Bad evening for the south coast line even worse as the main south does not come back untill 0400.


Service Interruptions

Posted 20/01/08 05:12pm
South Coast Line - Major delays
CityRail advises that trains are being delayed on the South Coast Line in both directions due to heavy rainfall activating safety monitors and slip detectors at Thirroul. Major delays can be expected. Buses are being organised to operate between Waterfall & Wollongong in both directions.

Further information will be provided as it becomes available.
  42101 Banned

Location: Banned
Service Interruptions

Posted 20/01/08 05:45pm
South Coast Line - Major delays
CityRail advises that trains are being delayed on the South Coast Line in both directions due to heavy rainfall activating safety monitors and slip detectors at Thirroul. Major delays can be expected. Buses conveying customers between Waterfall & Wollongong in both directions. No forecast for restoration of train services is currently available.

Further information will be provided as it becomes available.
  Raichase Captain Rant!

Location: Sydney, NSW
I imagine when the Main South reopens tomorrow morning, there'll be no shortage of traffic for it! Also, have the Endeavours gone back down to the Southern Highlands yet, or are they stuck here until one of the lines reopens?
  4426 Chief Commissioner

Location: BUSY GOING AROUND IN CIRCLES
I just happened to be stuck at Otford during that saga...Lightning Hit a point no more than 50m from the station and after an hour and as I boarded the RubberRail Service to Waterfall I spotted a Hi-Rail heading towards Waterfall.

On arrival at Waterfall I seen a OSCAR and a G Set head down the coast after the line was declared safe.

And people wanting to head to the Gong and station staff had no clue what was happening Confused
  Blackadder Chief Commissioner

Location: Not the ECRL
Probably because they hadn'