Published on : Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Sydney railway stations were overcrowded on Wednesday following train delays that were triggered by a fire and fatality incident during the afternoon, leaving railway stations overcrowded with passengers.
A bushfire triggered the closure of the rail network in various parts this afternoon. This left passengers frustrated as they faced lengthy delays.
Fire near the tracks caused hazardous conditions at Holsworthy and services were suspended due to this between East Hills and Glenfield in both directions.
A fatality at Toongabbie mounted the pressure on the rail network.
The New South Wales’ department’s fire and rescue services said that the blaze at Holsworthy was out of control at one time.
Buses had been contacted to provide help in the situation.
The train delay not only affected the airport train line but also hampered Central Station. There were reports of chaos and queues on the majority of the Sydney railway stations.
Wynard Railway Station was also found overcrowded with passengers.
Around 130 bush and grass fires have been burning across New South Wales after lightning sparked fresh blazes during widespread thunderstorms on Monday and Tuesday.
The Rural Fire Service NSW has said that 129 fires are burning in NSW with 66 uncontained. There are over 1800 firefighters in the field.
Around 663 homes have been doused in flames this season and six people have succumbed to death.
Two days back, trains were not running between Gordon and Berowra on the T1 North Shore Line and Central Coast & Newcastle Line due to urgent power supply repairs at Hornsby and fallen trees on the tracks at Gordon.
Though replacement buses were organised, they reached on site very late.
Two northbound lanes of the Pacific Highway were closed at Pymble because of a fallen tree just past Mona Vale Road.
Motorists were forced to use one northbound lane of the highway to pass the site.
A tree fell at Bondi due to which all northbound lanes and one southbound lane of Old South Head Road were closed at Curlewis Street.