Cityrail Service Interuptions - NOW WITH ADDED TRACKWORK!

 
  Blackadder Chief Commissioner

Location: Not the ECRL
Been advised the incident at Seven Hills is a fatality involving a NSW Trains service, headed to Katoomba.

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  Aurora8 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney
While investigations were underway, there were shuttle buses operating between Blacktown and Toongabbie while trains weren't stopping at Seven Hills.

Onto this morning, no longer current:

T2 - Airport and Inner West & South Lines:

Passengers travelling on the T2 Airport line towards the city were advised to allow additional travel time due to urgent signal equipment repairs between Holsworthy and East Hills earlier and a staffing issue at Campbelltown earlier. Additionally passengers travelling from the city on the T2 Inner West & South Line should have allowed extra travel time. Passengers are advised to listen to announcements and check indicator boards.

NSW TrainLink's Blue Mountains Line:

Passengers travelling on the Blue Mountains Line on the 7.26am Lithgow to Central train were advised to allow 20 minutes extra travel time and passengers on the 8.18am Central to Mt Victoria train were advised to allow 10 minutes extra travel time following a passenger disturbance at Glenbrook earlier.
  4206 Chief Commissioner

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


Passengers catching trains on the Central Coast & Newcastle Line are advised to allow plenty of additional travel time after a freight train had mechanical problems at Point Clare earlier and a medical emergency at Hawkesbury River. Passengers should also listen to station announcements and check indicator boards.
  Aurora8 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney
From half-an-hour ago (no longer current):

T4 - Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line:

Trains were being delayed on the Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line in both directions due to urgent equipment repairs at Martin Place earlier. Delays were to be expected.
  mattb27j Chief Commissioner

Location: Berowra
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T1 North Shore & Northern Line  - Major delays


Trains are operating again between Hornsby and Berowra on the T1 North Shore & Northern Line and Central Coast & Newcastle Line after power supply problems at Hornsby and a tree on the line at Asquith earlier. Passengers are still advised to delay their trip due to major delays on these lines. Passengers already travelling should listen to announcements, check indicator boards at stations and allow plenty of additional travel time. Passengers can also use their train tickets to catch regular bus services in the area.

  Aurora8 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney
Significant delays on T2 early this afternoon due to a train with mechanical problems at Turrella. Some down services on the South Line ended up in excess of 40 minutes late while some All to Homebush services terminated at Ashfield.

Reminded me of old times Wink

From 8pm tonight (no longer current):

T4 - Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line:

Minor delays were being experienced on the Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line from the City due to a freight train with mechanical problems at Hurstville earlier. Delays were to be expected.
  smithagain Junior Train Controller

Current at 10.27pm  21 November 2013. A bad evening in more ways than one. Sad

Blue Mountains Line
Trains are being delayed on the Blue Mountains Line in both directions due to lightning strikes at Mt Victoria.


Inner West & South Line
Airport Line
Trains are being delayed on the Airport, Inner West and South Lines in both directions due to a person threatening self-harm at Narwee earlier.


Western Line
Northern Line
North Shore & Northern Line
Trains have been resumed on the North Shore Line between Chatswood and North Sydney in both directions after a person injured by a train at Waverton earlier. Buses may supplement trains between North Sydney and Chatswood.



Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line
South Coast Line
Frequent trains are running, however passengers travelling on the T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line should allow plenty of extra travel time after a person was injured by a train at Central earlier.
  smithagain Junior Train Controller

Current at 06.52PM, 22 November 2013
Trains across the network apart from services on the T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line and South Coast Line are delayed due to urgent signal repairs between Strathfield and Ashfield. Passengers are advised to delay their trip or expect major delays. Passengers can also use their train tickets to catch regular bus services across Sydney. Passengers should also listen to announcements and check indicator boards.
  nathanmurphy5 Station Master

Location: Blue Mountains
Current at 06.52PM, 22 November 2013
Trains across the network apart from services on the T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line and South Coast Line are delayed due to urgent signal repairs between Strathfield and Ashfield. Passengers are advised to delay their trip or expect major delays. Passengers can also use their train tickets to catch regular bus services across Sydney. Passengers should also listen to announcements and check indicator boards.
smithagain
Trains that were earlier stranded in Homebush, Strathfield etc. are now moving again!
  Aurora8 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney
Trains were stalled between Lidcombe and Ashfield for over two hours last night. It wasn't until around 8pm that services started to slowly run again.

I heard the bigger stations got some buses to convey passengers but the small ones got nothing.
  Kamz Assistant Commissioner

T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line - Partial Closure


Sydney Trains advises that trains have been suspended on the Cronulla branch Line between Cronulla and Sutherland in both directions due to a person injured by a train at Caringbah. Major delays can be expected. Buses are expected to be in operation by 7.30pm. We recommend you delay your journey or make alternative arrangements until further notice. We are endeavouring to get rail travellers to their destinations as soon as possible. We will provide further updates as information becomes available.
  Aurora8 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney
T4 - Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line:

Sydney Trains advises that trains are being delayed on the Cronulla branch Line following a person injured by a train at Caringbah earlier. Trains have resumed between Cronulla and Sutherland in both directions. Sydney Trains staff are working hard to bring services back to normal timetable as quickly as possible. Delays may still be expected.

On T2 (South Line), there were delays including some cancellations very early this morning due to a fatality at Casula.
  Lloyd1952 Locomotive Fireman

Location: Sydney, Australia
A coal train has been stopped on the down with the rear wagons back through Cardiff station for the last hour and a half.

Lloyd
  Lloyd1952 Locomotive Fireman

Location: Sydney, Australia
A coal train has been stopped on the down with the rear wagons back through Cardiff station for the last hour and a half.

Lloyd
Lloyd1952

I have noticed the Transport Sydney Trains site has this interruption displayed. It would be useful if they logged a time when the incident occurred rather than just saying it is current information. I don't suppose it helps if you are stuck on a train behind it but it would let you know if has just occurred or might be getting closer to being cleared.

Sorry if this is a dumb question.. Can anyone explain what procedures could be activated to rescue the train more quickly, eg send locos wrong road from Broadmeadow or push from the rear and what cooperation happens between the different operators in these circumstances?

Lloyd
  thefatcontroller Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney, Australia
Interesting:

T7 - Olympic Park Line - Partial Closure

Sydney Trains advises that trains are suspended on the Olympic Park Line between Lidcombe and Olympic Park due to the derailment of an empty train at Lidcombe. Trains will be diverted to now provide an alternative service between Olympic Park and Strathfield. A limited bus service will also be available between Lidcombe and Olympic Park. Customers can expect delays of up to 20 minutes. Further information will be provided as it becomes available.
  Aurora8 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney
Interesting:

T7 - Olympic Park Line - Partial Closure

Sydney Trains advises that trains are suspended on the Olympic Park Line between Lidcombe and Olympic Park due to the derailment of an empty train at Lidcombe. Trains will be diverted to now provide an alternative service between Olympic Park and Strathfield. A limited bus service will also be available between Lidcombe and Olympic Park. Customers can expect delays of up to 20 minutes. Further information will be provided as it becomes available.
thefatcontroller

8T IIRC. I went past and saw the empty 8-car set sitting there with no one inside. Thought something may have been going on.

On NSW TrainLink tonight:

Southern Highlands Line

Buses will replace the 5.49pm Campbelltown to Moss Vale and 8:08pm Moss Vale to Campbelltown trains on the Southern Highlands Line due to a train requiring mechanical repairs at Campbelltown.
  Blackadder Chief Commissioner

Location: Not the ECRL
Been told a Flemo S set was the culprit, near the entry to FMC at the markets.
Edit: It was Empty Cars ex Liverpool to Flemington Markets then into FMC.
  Blackadder Chief Commissioner

Location: Not the ECRL
Not a delay, but normal services resuming Mt Victoria to Lithgow and vice versa

Important information Blue Mountains Line - Trains between Bathurst, Lithgow, Mount Victoria and Central will resume to the normal timetable from 2am Monday 2 December following repairs to bushfire damaged rail infrastructure.
SydneyTrains Info
  Aurora8 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney
Been told a Flemo S set was the culprit, near the entry to FMC at the markets.
Edit: It was Empty Cars ex Liverpool to Flemington Markets then into FMC.
"Blackadder"

How does that affect the Oly Park sprint (empty running back in to the Yard at end of night excluded)?
  Blackadder Chief Commissioner

Location: Not the ECRL
Could be blocking a crossover, or carriages that have come off fouling a adjacent line.
  Highrise Assistant Commissioner

Been told a Flemo S set was the culprit, near the entry to FMC at the markets.
Edit: It was Empty Cars ex Liverpool to Flemington Markets then into FMC.
Blackadder
Couldn't have been the markets, as trains were running Strathfield - Oly Park.

I went past both areas, and couldn't see any sign of derailment, must have been behind FMC.
  s3_gunzel Not a gunzel developer

Location: Western Sydney, AU
Couldn't have been the markets, as trains were running Strathfield - Oly Park.

I went past both areas, and couldn't see any sign of derailment, must have been behind FMC.
Highrise

Isn't the Markets the siding at Flemmington, in which case it could be, as Olympic Park to Strathfield is via the back of FMC, and straight p... Oh, wait... No, you're right.
  Highrise Assistant Commissioner

Isn't the Markets the siding at Flemmington, in which case it could be, as Olympic Park to Strathfield is via the back of FMC, and straight p... Oh, wait... No, you're right.
s3_gunzel
I'd like to think I was right, as I wouldn't have posted if I wasn't..

My best guess would be immediately south of the M4, possibly around the set of catch points on what is the down west fork.
  sandown Chief Commissioner

Location: sydney
It was at the crossover between the Up and Down on the West Fork.
  4206 Chief Commissioner

Location: Dorrigo yard
South Coast Line  - Delays


Passengers travelling on the South Coast Line are advised to allow additional travel time due to a train requiring mechanical repairs at Wollongong. Additionally, buses are replacing the 6.59am Thirroul to Port Kembla train and the 7.56am Port Kembla to Waterfall train. Passengers should listen to station announcements and check indicator boards.

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