Sydney floods: Huge deluge of rain leading to travel chaos for commuters and schools cancelled.
Transport for NSW are advising commuters to expect delays tomorrow as the extreme weather takes a toll on the road and transport network.
With severe weather impacting roads and public transport services across the state, we urge you to delay your travel if possible or allow plenty of travel time.
Severe weather conditions have affected roads and transport infrastructure across the state, including flooding, trees in overhead wiring and blocking tracks, external power supply issues and signal equipment repairs causing extended delays across train lines and many roads.
These delays may continue through the week as widespread heavy rainfall and flood risks continue along the east coast.
Over the past few months road and rail infrastructure has been impacted by bushfires and severe storms, and while many services will resume and roads will re-open as weather conditions ease, the road and transport network will take time to recover from the damage caused.
There is expected to be a number of flow-on impacts to the transport network, particularly the Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink networks. Trains may run to an altered frequency or stopping pattern, however a frequent service will be provided. Buses will replace trains on a number of lines, whilst urgent infrastructure repairs caused by weather conditions are underway.
We understand there is an inconvenience when services are delayed or cancelled. We appreciate everyone’s patience as we work alongside emergency services to respond to incidents and restore services as quickly as possible.
Our number one priority is safety. We need motorists and our customers to take extreme care and if travelling to slow down and be mindful of the conditions – we want to ensure everyone arrives at their destination safely.
The NSAw education department has closed a number of schools Monday
Non-operational school updates
The following NSW public schools will be temporarily non-operational on Monday 10 February:
- Albion Park High School
- Albion Park Public School
- Bilpin Public School
- Brisbane Water Secondary College Umina Campus
- Brunswick Heads Public School
- Central Mangrove Public School
- Colo Heights Public School
- Ebenezer Public School
- Elanora Heights Public School
- Freemans Reach Public School
- Galston High School
- Gibberagong Environmental Education Centre
- Glossodia Public School
- Hawkesbury High School
- Holgate Public School
- Jilliby Public School
- Kulnura Public School
- Kurrambee School
- Lisarow Public School
- Macdonald Valley Public School
- Mannering Park Public School
- Marsden High School
- Megalong Public School
- Narara Valley High School
- Narrabeen Lakes Public School
- Narrabeen North Public School
- Narrabeen Sports High School
- Peats Ridge Public School
- Penrith Valley Learning Centre
- Pitt Town Public School
- Point Clare Public School
- Somersby Public School
- Towamba Public School
- Tullimbar Public School
- Wilberforce Public School
- Wooli Public School
- Wyndham Public School
- Wyong Creek Public School.
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