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Australia Sydney transport delays continue after wild weather

08:15  10 february  2020
08:15  10 february  2020 Source:   9news.com.au

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A severe weather warning issued for the entire coast of NSW on Sunday remains in effect today. Authorities have advised residents in Sydney to stay home if they can, or keep an eye on public transport apps to check for any disruptions likely to occur because of the weather .

Sydney Trains has advised passengers to avoid non-essential travel as the network was affected by major delays from last night through to this morning, as Train commuters are advised to “allow plenty of extra travel time due to severe weather conditions affecting infrastructure at various locations”

The wild weather continues to hit transport, with commuters urged to check how they're getting home tonight.

Sydney's Metro as well as train services and ferries are still being impacted by yesterday's storms, after lengthy delays o some lies this morning.

a train traveling down train tracks near a forest: Major landslips at Leura and Mount Victoria in the Blue Mountains have also partially closed that line.© Twitter Major landslips at Leura and Mount Victoria in the Blue Mountains have also partially closed that line.

FERRIES

Ferries on Sydney Harbour are having to negotiate record amounts of debris and litter after the storms and massive tides.

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Wild weather has caused extensive delays to transport around Sydney this morning. Flooding, power outages and fallen trees have caused major Drivers are also being warned to expect longer than usual delays during the peak hour commute with flooding on many major roads and a heavy fog

Major train delays due to severe weather . "Allow plenty of extra travel time, check indicator boards and listen to announcements as stopping patterns are changing or delay your trip due to urgent signal equipment repairs caused by severe weather conditions at Lidcombe," Transport NSW said.

Buses are replacing ferry services between Parramatta and Olympic Park in both directions due to the Parramatta Weir overflowing.

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Transport for NSW Chief Operations Officer Howard Collins said a huge operation is underway to clean it up.

"It is one of the busiest periods we've ever had," he said.

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"With the large amounts of floating debris, our vessels are filling up in record time which means repeated trips to clear the rubbish during massive tidal flows.

"Over the weekend our environmental clean-up vessels has collected over 100 navigational hazards, mainly between Rydalmere wharf and Parramatta River.

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Sydney ’s wild weather causes almost 100 flight delays . Sydney ’s famous Manly Ferry, one of the city’s key transport routes, was also cancelled as Friday’s dangerous The Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe weather warning for damaging winds over the state’s southeast — stretching from

Sydney is expected to be slammed again as damaging winds continue across NSW, after wild weather wreaked havoc up and down the east coast on Hundreds of airline passengers remain stranded with another day of flight cancelations or delays at Sydney Airport due to 104km/h winds.

"Most were large logs and tree trunks, with some up to seven metres long."

ROADS

Transport bosses say there are more than 50 teams working 24 hours, clearing trees and debris, unblocking drains and repairing damaged roads.

Localised flooding is also still a hazard, and huge swathes of the city were affected over the weekend.

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Commuters on packed platforms this morning© Twitter Commuters on packed platforms this morning

Incidents were up almost 100 per cent, and "unprecedented number of trees" fell.

"At its peak on Sunday we had over 120 sets of lights out, and flooding at North Richmond, Cattai, Yarramundi and Windsor bridges as well as Canal Road at St Peters and City West Link at Haberfield from king tides," Mr Collins said.

Many buses are diverting or are delayed due to road closures.

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Motorists should visit Live Traffic to check routes are open.

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Almost 30 flights have been cancelled or delayed on Friday as airlines grapple with the fall-out from Thursday's wild weather that caused chaos at Sydney Queues have been growing at Sydney Airport's domestic terminals since early in the morning as passengers whose flights were cancelled in

Frequent delays of over an hour for flights at Sydney Airport are causing further travel chaos across NSW as the wild weather continues .

TRAINS

There are major delays on the T1 North Shore & Western Line and T9 Northern Line after landslides at Artarmon and Pymble.

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Train services between Gordon and North Sydney are running at a reduced frequency.

Major landslips at Leura and Mount Victoria in the Blue Mountains have also partially closed that line. Limited buses are replacing trains between Lawson and Lithgow/Bathurst.

Fallen trees and power poles have also hit services at locations including Thornleigh and Epping.

Travellers on the T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line - allow extra travel time due to weather affecting infrastructure.

Trains are not running on the T5 Cumberland Line so passengers should change trains at Granville.

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Limited buses are replacing trains between Lidcombe and Olympic Park due to flooding at Olympic Park.

On the South Coast Line - limited buses are replacing trains between Wollongong and Bomaderry and Wollongong and Port Kembla due to flooding.

Travellers should delay non-essential travel journeys, allow extra time and use transport apps for updates.

SYDNEY METRO

Buses are replacing metro services between Chatswood and Macquarie University due to flooding at Chatswood Station.

Change at Epping for a T9 Northern Line train instead.

Wild storms and flash-flooding hits Victoria .
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Victoria, with heavy rainfall and large hailstones set to pelt down. The wild weather is forecast to wreak havoc until Sunday, causing flash-flooding in some parts of the state.SES State Agency Commander David Baker said up to 60mm of rain could bucket down, increasing the risk for landslides and debris across roads, especially in fire-affected areas. © Nine Flash-flooding has hit parts of Melbourne. "It is forecast that slow moving storms will bring heavy rainfall with the potential for flash flooding across the state," Mr Baker said.

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