As punters prepare to travel to the opening game of the 2018 Bleidsloe Cup, Sydney’s train system has been thrown into disarray by technical faults affecting the entire system.
Train passengers are currently stranded between stations, with Sydney Trains indicating that delays across 29 routes could extend well into the night, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
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That could spell trouble for crowds travelling to the first of the year’s Bledisloe Cup matches, between the Wallabies and the All Blacks, which is slated to start at 9:45pm (NZ Time).
- Newshub will be providing online live updates on the match from 8:45pm – make sure you tune in.
Thousands of people are expected to use the public transport to get to various sporting events across the city on Sunday, but Sydney Trains are urging all “non-essential travel” to be delayed or for travellers to use local bus services.
Ride-sharing services have also reportedly seen a surge in pricing, especially in the vicinity of train stations.
The delays follow wiring repairs which led to some trains being suspended on Saturday morning.
The situation has been labelled a massive failure and utter shambles as travellers took to social media to vent their frustration.
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