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Sydney train driver shortage worsening

<p>Sydney’s train driver shortage crisis will get worse before it gets better, according to one media report.</p> <p>Although the driver shortage dropped to 127 drivers in February, it rose to 129 in March and is expected to peak at 137 drivers in June, today’s (Friday, April 30) <em>Sydney Morning Herald</em> reported.</p> <p>Changes to the CityRail timetable will then reduce that shortage by 45, the <em>Herald </em> said.</p> <p>But a new timetable due in September next year will exacerbate the shortage, as it will require an additional 85 drivers, the paper stated. </p> <br />