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Adelaide's train network has shut down today and will resume again this afternoon.
All trains across the network stopped at 9.30am as the government calls a meeting to explain their rail privatisation plans to workers.
Hundreds of employees are expected to attend the meeting, forcing commuters to use substitute buses instead.
Trains will resume service at 1.30pm.
The Adelaide Railway Station was empty after 9.30am today. Picture: AAP/Mark BrakeThe tram network will also shut down during the same hours on Wednesday.
The Rail, Tram and Bus Union say they are looking for answers from the government surrounding privatisation.
"We hope that commuters are patient with this process and understand where we're coming from," union organiser Darren Phillips said.
Earlier this month, Transport Minister Stephan Knoll said the temporary rail shutdown is the only way to allow a "large proportion of employees to participate in the briefings at the same time".
Exactly who will take over Adelaide's rail network won't be decided until next year.
This article first appeared on www.adelaidenow.com.au
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