Fri 3 June - Nice 'n' early...
Thanks to The Age for use of this graphic - copyright is theirs, of course.
What's the story on the legendary 6:10?
Frequently, as this evening, the board at the entrance says the next two trains are the 6:10 and the 6:12. Get to platform 12 and it confirms the next train is the 6:10, while platform 13's monitor advises the next one there is the 6:12. Everybody obediently stands on platform 12 awaiting a non-existent train while 13 is empty.
Sure enough the 6:12 comes in on 13 and the sheep obligingly wander across to get aboard. But what is the reason for this ghost train? There's never been a 6:10 on the timetable since I've been using the Sandy line. I've never seen one run. So why do both the main information board and the monitors keep telling us there is one? And why do the passengers believe in it? Is this another of those quirky little things the controllers do to have fun at our expense?
Anyway, no idea what happened to the 6:10, but the 6:12 gets away within a minute or so of its scheduled time.