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The New South Wales Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian says major delays this morning on Sydney's rail network should not have happened.
Major lines across the city were affected when overnight track work at Homebush failed to finish on time.
Cityrail says there were delays of up to 30 minutes on the Airport-East Hills, Bankstown, Inner West, North Shore, Northern, South, Western and Blue Mountains lines.
It says the problem was caused by late-finishing track work at Homebush, in the city's west.
The Opposition says it is the twelfth major disruption on the trains since February and it is calling for an apology for commuters and a fare-free day in recompense.
Ms Berejiklian says the incident was unacceptable and she is as angry as anybody.
"The trackwork should have finished at 2am. It didn't. I asked for an explanation as to why that was the case," she said.
"The explanation I received is that the bridge was built in 1927 and regrettably during demolition it took longer than anticipated because of the age of the bridge and the complications that arose, but I say you know that should have been foreseen."
Sydney train passengers vented their frustration on social media after major delays across the network this morning.
It meant a miserable commute for many, with scores of Twitter users sharing their experience with the hashtag #cityfail.
The state Opposition Leader John Robertson says the Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian promised to fix the trains.
"The cuts that are going on around the rail network are not fixing the problems," he said.
"Today again we've seen thousands of commuters late to work, late to meetings, late to making flights or late to getting to school, simply because this government is actually over-seeing our rail network become less reliable than it was when they came to office."
This article first appeared on www.abc.net.au
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