Tens of thousands of fans endured chaotic scenes in the wake of the Matilda’s nailbiting Women’s World Cup semi-final clash as the city’s transport network strained under the demand.

The western Sydney stadium was packed out for the game with more than 75,000 fans filling the stands to watch the Australian women’s team face off against England on Wednesday night.

The game ended about 9.30am and thousands flocked to the Sydney Olympic Park train station only to find major delays and massive queues.

“There‘s 75,000 people trying to get home and no trains moving,” a fan standing in the queue told Nine News on Wednesday night.

“Not sure what is going on. No information coming. Pretty frustrating.”

It was a tough blow for fans after witnessing England swipe the Matilda’s chances at a World Cup grand final place with a convincing 3-1 win.

“Probably not the best night for this to go wrong with the transport after the loss” another fan said.

Police are investigating after vandals allegedly cut cables inside a railway signal box and damaged equipment at Ashfield train station.

Two men – aged 47 and 33 – were taken to Burwood Police Station for questioning.

More to come.



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