CBD light rail grinds to a halt on day of commuter disruption across
By Catherine Naylor
Updated November 14, 2023 — 12.38pmfirst published at 7.45am
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Transport officials are scrambling to fix light rail services in the Sydney CBD and avoid more peak-hour chaos, after the morning commute for thousands of motorists was ruined by a sprinkler malfunction in the M8 tunnel.
Light rail services across the CBD ground to a halt after overhead electricity wires came down on a tram at Haymarket at about 10.45am on Tuesday.
Stranded trams at Rawson Place, Haymarket, on Tuesday morning.
Stranded trams at Rawson Place, Haymarket, on Tuesday morning.Credit: Louise Kennerley
Eastern suburbs services are not running between Central and Circular Quay. Inner West services from Dulwich Hill are stopping at Convention.
“Crews are on-site at the moment, and we’re hoping to have [services] back up and running before the PM peak,” a Transport for NSW spokesperson said. Officials were also trying to find out what had caused the wires to come down.
On 14/11/2023 2:21 pm, Greg Sutherland wrote:
> Note that there are*"There are currently no travel alerts"* on https://transportnsw.info/alerts#/light-rail
> Perhaps TfNSW is too busy grinding out spin about transport good news rather than seeing what is happening in reality.
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