Thursday, 28 January 2016

Sydney Superstorm Train Disruptions

Friday 29th January 2016

Today i decided to go to Campbelltown to film a somewhat lengthy Vlog for Sydney Trains Vlogs.
By lengthy i mean over 10 minutes.

By the time i got to Campbelltown the BOM (Bureau of Meteorology) issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning.

Just as i finished finished filming the Campbelltown Vlog i boarded K63 which was bound for Schofields via the Cumberland Y Link the storm hit and it hit hard.

Once i alighted from K63 at Liverpool the rain was so heavy it was hard to see.

About 10-15 minutes passed and K63 was still sitting at Liverpool.

It was at that time once of the station attendants made an announcement saying that lightning strikes had damaged overhead wiring at Warwick Farm. Thats when everything fell apart.

As the storm cleared more delays came to light such as a track equipment failure at Chatswood causing the suspension of the Epping to Chatswood Rail Link.

There were also delays on the Central Coast & Newcastle Line due to an issue at Hawkesbury River.

Below is a photo showing the delays on each line caused by the severe weather conditions.


Photo Below: K63 sitting at Liverpool Platform 1.

Photo Below: K63 departing Liverpool as an empty train to the Up Storage Track.

Photo Below: The river next to Liverpool Station overflowing due to the large amount of rain that had fallen.

Thank you all for reading.
Phil, STV.