Commuters in NSW were warned to expect delays on several rail lines on Friday due to industrial action overnight.
« Passengers are encouraged to allow plenty of extra travel time, check real-time apps, or consider alternative travel arrangements, » said Transport for NSW.
Commuters are advised to either avoid travel or make their own travel arrangements while services are back in service.
Union members called for a 24-hour break in intercity trains to call for a stop of the new intercity fleet hitting the tracks.
NSW rail, train and bus union secretary Alex Claassens said the government’s decision to use « that deadly weapon out there » was disappointing.
« We have an independent report that clearly states that this train is unsafe and that the government should not add this train to the network and expose everyone to the dangers of this train, yet the government is burying their head in the sand, » said he in a statement.
However, an agreement was reached with the government at the last minute and the train workers agreed to get back to work.
Transport for NSW agreed to cancel the test of the new fleet, which was due to take place this weekend.
« It is really disappointing that we have reached this point and had the railroad workers stand up as the last line of defense to protect the community, » said Claassens.
« Transport for NSW apologizes to customers who are affected by these measures today, » the department said in a statement.
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