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Soccer fans vent their anger after public transport chaos causes lengthy delays

Soccers fans have taken to social media to vent their anger at Sydney's public transport after lengthy delays meant many people missed the start of the World Cup Qualifier match between the Socceroos and Honduras at ANZ Stadium on Wednesday.

"Public transport chaos in Sydney - expect many people won't arrive until half-time," tweeted former Fairfax Media reporter Sebastian Hassett. "Delays of up to an hour everywhere."

This is despite the venue telling spectators: "SMART move: dodge peak hour traffic & catch a direct train or Major Event Bus to @olympicpark_syd."


The cause of the delay appears to be a tree that had fallen on the tracks near Wollstonecraft, which is continuing to cause "major" delays to the T1 North Shore, Northern and Western Line.

Commuters were already facing a torrid journey home on Wednesday night, with motorists warned to avoid the Sydney CBD while a marriage equality march takes place down Oxford Street.

Large crowds were expected to congregate at Taylor Square in Darlinghurst for the Result Night Street Festival for Marriage Equality before marching at 7pm along Oxford Street, College Street and Prince Albert Road to Hyde Park.

A spokeswoman for the Transport Management Centre said road closures included parts of Oxford Street, College Street and Prince Albert Road.

Streets adjacent to the march route that may also be affected include Crown Street, Flinders Street, Liverpool Street, Wentworth Avenue and William Street.

The road closures also forced some buses to be diverted, with passengers advised to allow extra travel time.

Motorists in western Sydney had also been advised to expect heavy traffic as an estimated 70,000 fans flock to Sydney Olympic Park for the World Cup Qualifier match between the Socceroos and Honduras at ANZ Stadium.