Commuters urged to avoid all non-essential travel on state’s rail network after flooding
Commuters are asked to avoid all non-essential travel and prepare for extreme delays and widespread cancellations as severe weather continues to impact NSW's rail network.
Transport and Veterans Minister David Elliott said people should rethink their travel plans with delays and cancellations expected this week, and crews needing time to assess, clear, and repair any damage to the network.
“With bad weather likely to continue and the extent of the damage still unclear, we need to act to ensure the safety of commuters while also providing as many services as we safely can to keep freight and passengers moving,” Mr Elliott said.
“Rainfall is set to ease, however a severe weather warning for damaging winds has been issued, with southerly winds 70-90km and gusts exceeding 100km/h expected in the Illawarra, the coast, and Sydney Metro."
“Trains are running to altered frequency and stopping patterns and we’re asking commuters to delay their travel. If you do need to use the network, please plan ahead and leave plenty of extra travel time."
Motorists are also urged to be cautious on the road network with localised flooding and damage across the state.
Crews are currently assessing damage and clearing debris, however, impacts on motorists are expected to continue throughout the week.