Sydney’s Trains Broke Again And Everyone Is Done

Sydney’s Trains Broke Again And Everyone Is Done
Image: STA

Look at the image above. That’s the opposite of how Sydney’s train stations looked yesterday.

Sydney’s train system hasn’t been great for a very long time, but if yesterday’s pandemonium is anything to go by, people are pretty much done with the whole thing – and took to Twitter to let us all know about it.

This was in Gordon, where buses were called in to replace cancelled services.
https://twitter.com/EvilxMidget/status/950614402377572352

Meanwhile, plenty of folks were calling on the NSW Transport Minister, Andrew Constance, to resign.
https://twitter.com/igzzz84/status/950471883677298688
https://twitter.com/noreasonspec/status/950616314845978625
https://twitter.com/Dave2307/status/950898829250801664

Some were, understandably, calling on Opal to issue refunds to customers for all the delays.
https://twitter.com/jamesroyclay/status/950620207386525696

Channel 9’s NSW political reporter, Chris O’Keefe, confirmed that there would be no refunds for affected customers.
https://twitter.com/cokeefe9/status/950876574865178625

People were stranded on platforms for hours with little updates on progress.
https://twitter.com/_chloealyce/status/950646797155708928

As someone who dislikes crowds, just looking at these images makes me nervous.
https://twitter.com/bonniehuang01/status/950625588686995456

Even the train crew’s had had enough.
https://twitter.com/HappySinger/status/950660023876706305

Finger’s crossed that everything holds up better today, but it’s clear there are some pretty serious long-term problems that need to be taken care of, as noted by these particularly damning tweets from someone claming to be the brother of a Sydney train driver.
https://twitter.com/HappyNacho73/status/950564138828275713
https://twitter.com/HappyNacho73/status/950565132286836736
https://twitter.com/HappyNacho73/status/950565691937079297

What a bloody nightmare. Did you have trouble getting home last night?