Plan ahead and be heat smart when travelling
18 December, 2019

If you're planning to travel during severe hot weather this summer, be heat smart. Plan ahead and think about what time of the day you're setting out, how long your trip will take and what time you will arrive at your destination.

If possible, you should consider avoiding extreme conditions during the day and keeping your journey to the early morning or early evening.

Following these summer travel tips to stay heat smart:

  • If you feel unwell, don't board the train, bus, light rail or ferry. Ask a member of staff for help
  • If you are on a train and feel unwell, get off at the next station where you can get help from station staff
  • Always carry a bottle of water with you
  • Wait on areas of the station, stop or wharf that are out of direct sunlight if possible
  • Plan your public transport trip, or if driving go to, to avoid the hottest parts of the day
  • Keep informed via travel alerts and real-time apps

Train speed restrictions during hot weather

During extreme hot weather conditions, speed restrictions may be put in place on trains as a safety measure. This is to prevent damage to the rail network and infrastructure, as tracks expand in the heat.

If there are speed restrictions in place, Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink work to minimise any impact to customers.

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