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Train Driver Shortage To Blame For Major Delays Yesterday

It was a nightmare of a day on the train network yesterday after one death and major delays across the network.

A person is reported to have died at Burwood in Sydney’s inner west early yesterday afternoon and this was originally the cause for delays.

However it is understood that the tracks were cleared and trains were back up and running at Burwood by 2pm, with a train driver shortage at fault for delays continuing into the night according to Sydney Trains.

Passengers on multiple lines were warned to allow extra travel time when the delays began in the early afternoon.

The North Shore, Northern and Wester, Inner West, South, Bankstown, Airport and Olympic train lines were affected by delays into the peak hours of the evening. The Central Coast, Newcastle and Blue Mountains lines also experience some delays.

Commuters were told that regular train services were running but the stopping patterns may change at short notice.

Trains were packed to the brim as public transport users attempted to make their way home. 

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