Industrial action will cause delays on trains today

COMMUTERS on the South Coast Line between Sydney and Wollongong can expect some delays today with planned industrial action affecting train 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.

Rail, Tram and Bus Union NSW members will strike over what the union claims is senior management’s refusal to meet with them as they negotiate a new bargaining agreement.

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.

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

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

“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,” Mr Merrick said.

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. Customers can also consider driving to a nearby station commuter car park to have better connection with alternative transport services.

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A journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of Australian pubs and associated industries for over 30 years. He is working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick managed several community newspapers. He has been editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), the Sydney city newspaper, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.


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