Heat warning on NSW services


Travellers should plan ahead and be heat smart as mercury rises in New South Wales (NSW)

With temperatures likely to exceed 40 degrees in some parts of the New South Wales (NSW), Transport for NSW (TfNSW) is reminding public transport patrons to stay heat smart this week.

Those who intend to use public transport should come equipped with a bottle of water, avoid travelling in the late afternoon and not board any services if they start to feel unwell due to the heat.

"Public transport customers and motorists travelling over the next few days should be aware of how dehydration can affect their health," a TfNSW spokesperson said.

"People should also consider avoiding extreme conditions during the day and keeping their journey to the early morning or early evening."

Although heat stoke can affect any one in such extreme weather conditions, a bit of forethought can often prevent a heat-related medical emergency.

"It’s important to plan ahead and not only think about what time of the day you’re setting out, but how long your journey will take and what time you will arrive at your destination.

"Sydney Trains’ staff will be on hand at busy stations handing out bottles of water to customers in need, and providing assistance where required."

Public transport users are advised to seek shade when waiting and not to board a train, bus, light rail or ferry if they feel unwell and to ask a member of staff for help.

If heat-related traffic or service delays do occur due to the extreme conditions, TfNSW will keep public transport users informed online.

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