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Commuters heading into the city from multiple directions are facing major delays on Tuesday due to urgent overhead wiring repairs at Hornsby, a train with mechanical issues at Lidcombe, and a medical emergency on the Eastern Suburbs and Illawarra line.
Delays following the wiring repairs, which started in the early hours of Tuesday and were completed just before 7am, are continuing to affect services on the T1 North Shore Line and the T9 Northern Line.
A spokeswoman for Sydney Trains said the repair work started at 2am after a train's pantograph, which connects the train to overhead wires, became entangled in the wiring.
"Power had to be turned off to allow our crews to safely conduct repairs, which delayed the preparation and roll out of 18 trains that would be running on the T1 and T9 lines," the spokeswoman said.
"Our crews have been working incredibly hard to restore power and prepare the trains as quickly as possible and get them back out on the network."
At Lidcombe, a train requiring mechanical repairs in the middle of the morning rush only added to the continuing delays.
Sydney Trains advised affected passengers to delay their journey or make alternative transport arrangements if possible.
Passengers changing from Sydney Metro services at Epping and Chatswood should also allow plenty of extra travel time, the Transport Management Centre said.
Trains would be making additional stops on the Central Coast and Newcastle Line as well as on the Blue Mountains Line to pick up some of the slack, while "limited buses" were provided to supplement trains.
Some commuters on social media reported lengthy wait times on train platforms, in excess of 45 minutes. Others complained that the trains arriving were already at capacity.
This article first appeared on www.smh.com.au
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