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28 Oct 2021
Customers urged to plan ahead with rail services impacted due to industrial action

Train customers are encouraged to plan ahead on Friday 29 October with planned industrial action affecting some Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink services. 

Trains will run to a reduced frequency on some lines to minimise the impact of the planned disruption, which will see train services restricted to travelling no faster than 60 kilometres per hour.

Sydney Trains Chief Executive Matt Longland says bargaining meetings are proceeding between the rail agencies and the Combined Rail Unions, however the Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) has indicated it will proceed with protected industrial action tomorrow.

“While we have worked to minimise impacts for our customers, some delays and longer journey times are expected for most of the day.”

NSW TrainLink Chief Executive Dale Merrick said Regional Rail services will also be affected by the go-slow action.

We are committed to coming to an agreement with our union and employee representatives but it is disappointing the union has decided to go ahead with this action tomorrow,” Mr Merrick said.

“Regional Rail and Intercity customers need to plan ahead, as some journeys will take significantly longer to reach their destination and experience altered stopping patterns.”

The following lines will be affected by these disruptions, including a reduced speed and frequency;

  • T1 North Shore & Western Line
  • T2 Inner West & Leppington Line
  • T8 Airport & South Line
  • T9 Northern Line
  • Central Coast and Newcastle Line
  • South Coast Line
  • Blue Mountains Line
  • Southern Highlands Line
  • Hunter Line

Limited buses will run on key routes to support trains during the go-slow action.

Buses continue to replace L1 Dulwich Hill Line light rail services between Central Grand Concourse and Dulwich Hill, due to mechanical issues.

Regular route buses, Sydney Metro, ferries and the L2 Randwick and L3 Kingsford Lines will run as normal but are expected to be busier than usual.  Customers can also consider driving to a nearby station commuter car park to have better connection with alternative transport services.

Please continue to practise good COVID safe etiquette - wear a mask and sit or stand only on a green dot. If you feel unwell, stay home and get tested. 

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