Cityrail Service Interuptions - NOW WITH ADDED TRACKWORK!

 
  4206 Chief Commissioner

Location: Dorrigo yard
Hunter Line  - Delays


The 11:25am Newcastle to Telarah train on the Hunter Line has been cancelled due to the train requiring mechanical repairs at Wickham. Passengers are advised to catch the 11:44am Newcastle to Telarah train. Additionally the 12:10pm Telarah to Newcastle train is also cancelled. Passengers are advised to catch the 12:37pm Telarah to Newcastle train. Passengers are advised to allow additional travel time and check indicator boards where available.

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  4206 Chief Commissioner

Location: Dorrigo yard
T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line  - Major delays


Trains have resumed on the T4 Eastern Suburbs and Illawarra Line in both directions between Sutherland and Waterfall and on the South Coast Line between Sutherland and Thirroul in that direction following urgent track repairs at Sutherland. Buses may supplement some trains between Waterfall and Sutherland. Passengers travelling on both lines are advised to check indicator boards, listen to station announcements and allow plenty of additional travel time.
  bjwh86 Chief Train Controller

Alerts for T1 North Shore, Northern & Western

T1 Northern Line trains from Hornsby not stopping at Cheltenham due to a fallen tree near the station
Current as at 15:43 Thu 5 December

Trains from Hornsby on the T1 Northern Line are not stopping at Cheltenham due to a fallen tree near the station. Passengers travelling from Hornsby who want to alight at Cheltenham are advised to continue onto Epping, then change for a service back to Cheltenham. Passengers planning to catch a citybound train at Cheltenham Station are advised to travel to Beecroft Station instead. Passengers should also listen to annoucements and check indicator boards at stations.


Allow extra travel time on the T1 North Shore Line
Current as at 15:53 Thu 5 December

Passengers catching trains on the T1 North Shore Line are advised to allow additional travel time due to a fallen tree at North Sydney station and urgent equipment repairs at Hornsby. Passengers should also listen to station announcements and check indicator boards.

Lines affected:

T1 North Shore & Northern Line
  4206 Chief Commissioner

Location: Dorrigo yard
Central Coast & Newcastle Line  - Delays


Passengers catching Central Coast & Newcastle Line trains are advised to allow additional travel time due to a private freight train with mechanical problems near Hawkesbury River. Passengers should listen to station announcements and check indicator boards.
  smithagain Junior Train Controller

Current at 10.49AM, 13 December 2013

South Coast Line Major Delays

Trains have resumed operating on the South Coast Line between Waterfall and Thirroul following the partial closure of the line, due to the activation of a landslip monitor alarm at Helensburgh. Buses will continue operate, supplementing train services. Passengers are advised to allow plenty of additional travel time, listen to stations announcements and check indicator boards.
  4206 Chief Commissioner

Location: Dorrigo yard
T1 North Shore & Northern Line  - Delays


Passengers on the North Shore, Northern & Western Line should allow plenty of additional travel time due to urgent track repairs at Central. Some trains stopping patterns may change and passengers are advised to listen to station announcements and check indicator boards.
  Raichase Captain Rant!

Location: Sydney, NSW
Just a heads up folks, the North Shore Line will be suspended for a short time today:

Passengers on the North Shore, Northern & Western Line should allow plenty of additional travel time due to urgent track repairs at Central. At 11am the T1 North Shore Line will partially close between Wynyard and Central. T1 North Shore Line trains travelling towards the city will terminate at North Sydney or Wynyard. Passengers wishing to travel beyond Wynyard are advised to change at Wynyard to continue on a service via the City Circle. Passengers already in the city wishing to travel on the T1 North Shore Line will need to travel via the City Circle and change at Wynyard to continue their journey. Trains on the T1 Northern & Western Line will operate via the City Circle. Passengers travelling on the T1 North Shore, Northern & Western Line are advised to allow additional travel time, check indicator boards and listen to station announcements. Repair work is expected to be complete for the afternoon peak. As an alternative passengers are able to use their train tickets on Sydney Buses between North Sydney and Central.
  Blackadder Chief Commissioner

Location: Not the ECRL
Track repairs at N.Sydney yesterday, Central today..Good to see maintenance going well. Rolling Eyes
  Blackadder Chief Commissioner

Location: Not the ECRL
Central Coast & Newcastle Line  - Delays

Passengers are advised to allow additional travel time in both directions on the Central Coast & Newcastle Line due to a freight train with mechanical problems at Hawkesbury River earlier. Passengers are advised to listen to station announcements and check indicator boards.
  4206 Chief Commissioner

Location: Dorrigo yard
Central Coast & Newcastle Line  - Delays


Passengers travelling from Sydney towards Newcastle on the Central Coast & Newcastle Line are advised to allow additional travel time due to urgent track repairs at Hawkesbury River. Passengers should listen to station announcements and check indicator boards, where available.
  Raichase Captain Rant!

Location: Sydney, NSW
Track repairs at N.Sydney yesterday, Central today..Good to see maintenance going well. Rolling Eyes
Blackadder
North Sydney was a points failure, Central was a broken rail. Two separate issues, by poor co-incidence right on top of each other.
  jcouch Assistant Commissioner

Location: Asleep on a commuter train
According to our train guard announcements, there's a double signal failure between Glenfield and Holsworthy. We're creeping along at just above walking speed currently.
  4206 Chief Commissioner

Location: Dorrigo yard
Southern Highlands Line  - Delays


Buses are replacing the 5.31am Goulburn to Central train and the 7.53am Campbelltown to Moss Vale train due to a train requiring mechanical repairs at Moss Vale. Passengers are advised to allow extra travel time.
  4206 Chief Commissioner

Location: Dorrigo yard
Central Coast & Newcastle Line  - Major delays


Passengers travelling on the Central Coast & Newcastle Line should allow plenty of additional travel time due to overhead wiring problems at Dora Creek. Passengers should listen to station announcements and check indicator boards for more information.
  4206 Chief Commissioner

Location: Dorrigo yard
Updated

Central Coast & Newcastle Line  - Partial Closure


Buses are now replacing trains between Morisset and Fassifern on the Central Coast & Newcastle Line as it is partially closed in both directions due to urgent overhead wiring repairs at Dora Creek. Trains are still running between Sydney and Morisset, and between Fassifern and Newcastle. Train tickets can be used on buses in the affected area instead. Passengers should allow plenty of additional travel time, listen to station announcements and check indicator boards for more information.
  Aurora8 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney
There were delays on the Western and South Lines due to track circuit failures at Lidcombe.
  Aurora8 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney
Buses replaced trains earlier today between Ingleburn and Campbelltown due to urgent track equipment repairs at Minto.
  s3_gunzel Not a gunzel developer

Location: Western Sydney, AU
Track repairs at mortdale.
  Raichase Captain Rant!

Location: Sydney, NSW
Buses replaced trains earlier today between Ingleburn and Campbelltown due to urgent track equipment repairs at Minto.
Aurora8
When I went past after lunch, it looked like the points into MIST had failed in the reverse position.
  AndyV Station Master

Does anyone know why the Newcastle and Central Coast line trains that have been diverted via the North Shore line since Boxing Day are not stopping at wynyard and town hall stations?

The trains crawl through the tunnels and stop short of the platform, before crawling through without stopping (actually seems to happen most of the way between Hornsby and central). Lots of people get up expecting the train to stop at the city stations as well and then once they get to central, have to then catch another train back to wynyard or town hall.

I asked a guard and station staff and they both had no idea why they are scheduled to stop at Chatswood but not wynyard or town hall. Anyone know the reason or how to complain? It is actually pretty inconvenient for a lot of people and is just insulting when the train stops for 2 mins between wynyard and town hall but not at the platforms to let people out!
  Highrise Assistant Commissioner

Does anyone know why the Newcastle and Central Coast line trains that have been diverted via the North Shore line since Boxing Day are not stopping at wynyard and town hall stations?

The trains crawl through the tunnels and stop short of the platform, before crawling through without stopping (actually seems to happen most of the way between Hornsby and central). Lots of people get up expecting the train to stop at the city stations as well and then once they get to central, have to then catch another train back to wynyard or town hall.

I asked a guard and station staff and they both had no idea why they are scheduled to stop at Chatswood but not wynyard or town hall. Anyone know the reason or how to complain? It is actually pretty inconvenient for a lot of people and is just insulting when the train stops for 2 mins between wynyard and town hall but not at the platforms to let people out!
AndyV
The reason for the stop/slow at both Wynyard  and Town Hall, is due to the delay with warning lights, instructions state that trains not stopping in the city circle must approach the platform at 10kmh, then proceed through at 15kmh.

All the other slow bits are most likely due to following of all stations trains.

As for complaining about not stopping at Wynyard & Town Hall, 131500 is the number for that. Reason they stop at Chatswood is for passengers wanting Epping.
  s3_gunzel Not a gunzel developer

Location: Western Sydney, AU
As for complaining about not stopping at Wynyard & Town Hall, 131500 is the number for that. Reason they stop at Chatswood is for passengers wanting Epping.
Highrise
So they don't go through the ECRL then?
  Watson374 Chief Commissioner

Location: Fully reclined at the pointy end.
So they don't go through the ECRL then?
"s3_gunzel"
They are operating express from Chatswood to Hornsby via Gordon.

Use of Chatwsood as the intermediate stop is not new. Newcastle & Central Coast rail replacement buses during full shutdowns normally operate via Chatswood on the way out to Newcastle.
  Newcastle Express Chief Commissioner

AndyV, because they are meant to be interurban, NOT suburban trains. They already take almost 3 hours for a semi-express, and just over for slower train via North Shore. And besides, you will have the large crowds at Wynyard & Town Hall getting on, even if their was a passenger restriction at Wynyard & Town Hall.

No AndyV, the insulting thing is that people use these interurban trains as suburban trains. And as others have said, non-stopping trains are restricted to 10kmh through underground platforms.

And it should be set down to Central & pick up from Central at Chatswood.
Now if they could just run some of the expresses to a similar stopping pattern as the trackwork bus route, Route 300. (ie: no stopping between Broadmeadow & Hornsby!)

So they don't go through the ECRL then?
s3_gunzel
The trackwork calender said they were at first, but that was changed to go via the whole North Shore.
If they don't change it again, the trackwork calender states they are due to go via Macquarie Park sometime in March 2014.
  Raichase Captain Rant!

Location: Sydney, NSW
Furthermore, 8-car V Set trains don't fit on the platforms at Wynyard or Town Hall (nor Central, but the staff manage the disembarking of passengers safely). To perform this at Wynyard and Town Hall would require additional staff and additional time in the timetable.

Is it annoying to sail through Town Hall only to catch a train back? Yes. However, there are reasons for this, most of which have been stated. Given that the train is not timetabled to stop at Town Hall normally, and one needs to change at Central, one could argue there is no basis for complaint.

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