Passengers have been paused for hours on the train with a "technical problem" that caused huge failures on the Sydney network.
Commuters were told: "Postpone non-essential trips or use local buses whenever possible" while social media flooded with complaints
& # 39; afternoon Sydney Trains twittered: "Because of a technical problem affecting our communication, indicator boards, real-time apps and train ride information may not be available or incorrect, resulting in major delays for the services. "
Passengers at Parramatta posted images of the indicator boards that did not work while others wrote that they were in the train for three hours.
To add to the technical woes, commuters in Lidcombe reported that the trains were stranded because the driver "has not arrived".
Delay non-essential trips, use local buses or make alternative travel arrangements if possible.
We apologize for the failure and appreciate your patience while we are recovering the network. https://t.co/VQWmCIjGcm
– Trains Info (@TrainsInfo) 18 August 2018
Channel 7 also posted photos of passengers evacuated from the Wynyard trains last night, along the tracks in the train. City Circle tunnel. They were forced out because of urgent repairs to the wiring.
The dramas come on Super Saturday because tens of thousands of Sydney sports enthusiasts will bring public transportation to events in the Olympic Park and Randwick.
Champion mare Winx races at Royal Randwick this afternoon while the Wallabies play the All Blacks at the ANZ Stadium tonight.
The Sydney Swans also record the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Spotless Stadium at 16.35.
Shadow Transport Minister Jodi McKay said Transport Minister Andrew Constance must "ensure that commuters ensure that trains run at normal times this afternoon with major sporting events taking place".
"Rail passengers have reported today that not only do trains not run on time, but there is a serious lack of information about the cause of delays," McKay said in a statement.
"Thousands of spectators are expected to use public transportation this afternoon and evening to take part in the Bledisloe Cup and AFL and NRL competitions in the city."