Tag: Sydney Trains

Unions to Shut Off Electric Gates at Sydney’s Train Station Amidst Prolonged Dispute

The drawn-out dispute between rail unions and the New South Wales (NSW) government has again intensified as the union moves to switch off all electronic gates across Sydney’s train stations for one week. The Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) announced at the Fair Work Commission that it will deactivate the Opal readers starting on Sep….


Sydney Commuters ‘Strongly’ Advised to Work From Home on Wednesday Due to 24-Hour Rail Strike

Sydney Trains CEO Matt Longland strongly advises that Sydney residents “avoid all unnecessary travel” on Aug. 31 due to industrial action. The action, led by the Rail, Tram, and Bus Union (RTBU), will be the final industrial action of the month after a series of strikes and disruption to commuters throughout all of August. For…


Free Public Transport for Commuters in Sydney for 12 Days

Public transport across the Opal network in New South Wales (NSW) will be free to travellers for 12 days over the Easter holiday period to encourage people to get out and about throughout the holidays. People will still be required to tap on and off with opal cards for train, bus, ferry, light rail, and…


Entire Sydney Train Network Shuts Down Without Notice in Fight Between Union and Government

The complete shutdown of Sydney’s train network from Monday morning, without prior notice, has been labelled by the New South Wales (NSW) transport minister as the “most unAustralian act I’ve ever heard of.” David Elliot said the transport union failed to show up to a conciliation meeting at 8 p.m. on Sunday, giving the government…


Strikes to Shut Down All Sydney Train Services for 8 Hours

Sydney commuters need to plan around major disruptions as the entire New South Wales (NSW) train network will shut down between 8 p.m. Monday and 4 a.m. Tuesday due to planned strikes. Transport NSW warned that train frequency would begin slowing significantly from 6 p.m., and some people could be left stranded. Some services for…


Sydney Rail Workers Strike as People Return to Work and School

The Sydney rail network has been forced to run at 30 percent capacity after rail worker strikes caused disruptions to commuters travelling to work and school as lockdowns lift around the Australian city. The Rail, Tram, and Bus Union (RTBU) scheduled the industrial action for Oct. 20 after senior management at New South Wales (NSW)…


Sydney Town Hall Station Locked Down Due to Police Operation

Town Hall Station, one of Sydney’s busiest train stations, was evacuated and locked down for nearly two hours on Wednesday as police searched the vicinity for over an hour, resulting in a handful of train delays. The police raided the train station right before 11 am, asking passengers to evacuate and put the station into…