Longland also warned that services will be making additional stops on all lines, making delays even more significant.
“If you’re travelling a long way into Sydney, it will take a very long time to travel around today.”
Rail union bosses will come head to head with NSW Transport Minister David Elliott on Wednesday as the heated negotiations with the government continue.
Elliott said he did not believe claims by leaders at bus unions that their industrial action is unrelated to the train strike.
“They are not unrelated,” he told Sydney radio station 2GB. “They told us at the beginning of the year; this is the year of the strike, this will be a co-ordinated campaign.”
Rail, Tram and Bus Union NSW Secretary Alex Claassens will provide an update on the progress of discussions at 10.50am in Sydney on Wednesday.
In a statement released by the union on Wednesday morning, Claassens said he hoped the meeting with Elliott would result in a resolution to the standoff.
“The RTBU is working in good faith with Transport to finally put an end to these negotiations which have been about putting commuter safety front and centre,” he said.
“The NSW Government has a duty of care towards those workers, regardless of today’s protected industrial action, who are upholding the maintenance standards set by the government itself.”
In more chaos for the Wednesday morning commute, a 15-kilometre traffic jam has built up on the M5 due to a motorcycle crash at Moorebank.
Two out of the three city-bound lanes are closed, causing cars to be queued back to the M7 interchange lanes.
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