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Sydney transport descends into chaos… again

Luke Grant

Sydney commuters have been left stranded for the second time this week after rail maintenance on the North Shore saw major delays.

A lack of replacement buses on the T1 line left commuters waiting in long lines.

It comes as many returned to work or headed to the fourth and final Test between Australia and India at the SCG.

Transport Minister Andrew Constance says despite planning, unexpected numbers weren’t accounted for.

It’s the second time this week commuters have been left stranded, after wild weather on New Year’s Eve caused massive delays and cancellations across the network.

The minister tells Luke Grant he admits he “got it wrong”.

“We put in a 10 per cent contingency but it wasn’t enough.”

He says up to 200 buses will run across the line in a bid to avoid the same dilemma.

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