Sydney commuters set for another day of delays amid industrial action

Sydney commuters are set for another day of train disruptions with rail workers striking for six hours as part of ongoing industrial action.

Four lines will be impacted with reduced service expected across T3 Bankstown, T2 Inner West and Leppington, T8 Airport and South, and the Southern Highlands lines.

The industrial action comes amid claims from the Rail, Tram and Bus Union that the new intercity fleet does not meet safety guidelines.

RTBU NSW secretary Alex Claassens says commuters are not the target of the action.

“The RTBU has deliberately designed these actions to cause maximum frustration for the senior management and the government,” Mr Claassens said.

“We’re fairly confident though that they can run a decent service (on Wednesday).”

Crowds gather at Central Station in Sydney, as trains run on a reduced timetable as part of train drivers industrial action. 1st July 2022. (Janie Barrett)

Sydney Trains is urging commuters to allow for more time amid the industrial action.

“Consider using alternative transport and allow extra travel time,” it wrote on social media.

A similar strike action was held last week, with about hourly services running on the Eastern and Illawarra line.

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