Monday, July 18, 2005

Mon 18 July - Which message...?

06:13 "Phil, the 7:14 AM Sandringham train from Ripponlea has been cancelled. Connex apologises for any inconvenience."

06:28 "Phil, the 7:14 AM Sandringham train from Ripponlea will now run. Connex apologises for any inconvenience."

So that's today's burning question, had I seen the second message before racing off to get ready, should I have trusted that second message anyway?

When I get to the station and hit the green button, the 07:14 is stated to be running, but they decline to say when it’s expected, a big clue that it may be delayed. I think making the effort to get the 06:59 was the right decision - it's a couple of minutes late.

Home on the 17:38 - on time but very crowded. Possibly people had to let the 17:27 go, since the 17:17 was cancelled it would've been pretty full.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Sam said...

Phil,

Welcome back. As you may have noticed things are marginally better, though any sort of variation such as rain (*gasp* in Melbourne?!?!?) and the cancellations roll in. Still don't think I've been a week without being affected by one on the Frankston line. Bruce is busy doing the good PR thing and letting everyone know that the current performances aren't good enough. It's better than no word I guess though it still amazes me that he has to do this 14 months after Connex took over the entire system.
And yes, the Smartcard tender was announced and already Batchelor has fucked it up by having tender related documents leaked to the press.
*cough*probity*cough*
Christ only knows how much worse he's going to make things by 2007 when it's rolled out.

Sam

18 July, 2005 12:38  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seen the latest waste of our fares & taxes yet?

More ads on TV, this time telling us Connex is a safe way to travel with some Connegg.

We all need safety zones & help buttons in peak don't we!

18 July, 2005 23:52  

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