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02 Mar 2020 | 02:40 PM UTC

Australia: Train derails in Sydney, causing train disruptions March 3

Work train derails in Sydney, causing major train delays on March 3; lingering disruptions to be expected over the coming hours



A work train derailed between Sydney's Circular Quay and Wynyard stations on Tuesday morning (local time), March 3, causing major train delays of up to 72 minutes. Delays have been reported on the T2 Inner West and Leppington, T3 Bankstown, and T8 Airport and South lines, and hundreds of train cancelations are to be expected, according to local media.

Lingering train disruptions (e.g. delays and cancelations) and increased demand for light rail and local bus services are to be expected over the coming hours.  


Individuals in the Sydney area are advised to monitor developments, prepare for train delays, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.