Angry commuters are facing major delays on Sydney trains this morning, with a mechanical failure causing widespread problems

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Several train lines in Sydney have significant delays this morning A mechanical failure causes widespread problems for commuters

Images of train platforms with hundreds of stranded commuters across Sydney are popping up on social media

A commuter warned that the delays made it “impossible to socialize on the platforms”

The T2 Inner West and Leppington Lines, the T3 Bankstown Line, and the T8 Airport and South Lines all experience significant delays and cancellations Commuters are warned to allow extra travel time

The ongoing delays were triggered after a maintenance vehicle had mechanical problems on the Circular Quay route this morning

“The vehicle has been removed and trains are now going in both directions. Previously, City Circle trains were temporarily stopped while the maintenance vehicle was removed,” said a Sydney Trains spokesman

“The team in the Rail Operations Center is working on offering customers a regular service and monitoring the stations for bottlenecks. Buses can add some services as we are working on putting the trains back on the schedule

“Customers are advised to allow additional travel time, listen to announcements and check display boards for the latest train information”

In addition to delays and cancellations, commuters have been warned that they may have to change unexpectedly to complete their trip

The drivers of the T8 line have been informed that train traffic currently starts and ends at the main station

“Some services out of town are late and there may be a gap between services,” Sydney Trains said in a Twitter post

Angry commuters have reached out on social media to blow up Sydney Trains over the delays, with one calling the service an “absolute joke”

Should start a movement of #ihatesydneytrainsUseless What should have been a 48-minute drive has now exceeded an hour Stuck in Redfern Sydney is training an absolute joke Your “service” train broke HA BildTwittercom / vyiABp6PPX

“Terrible, one little problem and the whole train network crashes, giving users the wrong information and changing stops at the last minute when you are already on the train,” said one Twitter user

“Don’t even try to get a train into town today. Hundreds of people dropped off at Homebush, no train staff gave further instructions, trains didn’t run anyway For something that happened hours ago,” wrote another

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