Commuter chaos across Sydney after bus and train drivers go on strike
Buses and trains across Sydney are expected to be affected by a strike being held by workers over pay conditions. Commuters are being warned to expected delays.The strikes begin on Monday with inner west Sydney bus drivers off the job as part of an ongoing dispute over pay equality.
Sydney commuters are warned of more train delays during peak-hour tonight as transport workers strike over an ongoing industrial dispute.
Some trains are not running tonight while other services are slower and less frequent.
Transport for NSW said the T3 Bankstown service has been one of the worst-hit services today.
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Buses are replacing trains between Bankstown and Lidcombe for commuters on that line.
Services will remain between Liverpool and the Sydney CBD on that line, but at a reduced frequency.
Transport for NSW warns of reduced services on some suburban lines, with trains operating just every 30 minutes.
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"Significant delays are expected on Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink Intercity services," the authority said.
"Trains will run to a reduced timetable and some services will be cancelled."
Rail drivers are also refusing to work on overseas-made trains on the Sydney network.
Today's industrial action follows last week's strikes by bus drivers across New South Wales.
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