Saturday, August 20, 2005

Summary 15-19 August

Not a bad week at all for Connex. The 07:14 was much more reliable this week and most evenings the 17:38 was pretty good. We had the delayed 17:49 with no explanation, but even that wasn't too bad.

The better performance this week has pulled the really on time percentage up a notch to 59%, the somewhat late stands at 26%, while the very late or cancelled drops to 15%. While the stats still don't look all that flash for Connex, there are obvious signs that things are getting better. You just have to compare this week with the first week I recorded the times back in April.

Although I'm more than happy to commend Connex for the recent improvements, I can't do so without a couple of negative comments - after all I am the Connex Whinger! Their continued failure to keep passengers informed still rankles, surely this is such an easy thing to fix, isn't it? And although they have improved, we're coming off a very low base and there's still a way to go.

Mon 15/08Tue 16/08Wed 17/08Thu 18/08Fri 19/08
Mon 08/08Tue 09/08Wed 10/08Thu 11/08Fri 12/08
Mon 01/08Tue 02/08Wed 03/08Thu 04/08Fri 05/08
Mon 25/07Tue 26/07Wed 27/07Thu 28/07Fri 29/07
Mon 18/07Tue 19/07Wed 20/07Thu 21/07Fri 22/07
Mon 11/07Tue 12/07Wed 15/07Thu 14/07Fri 15/07
Mon 06/06Tue 07/06Wed 08/06Thu 09/06Fri 10/06
07:1407:14N/AN/A N/A
Mon 30/05Tue 31/05Wed 01/06Thu 02/06Fri 03/06
Mon 23/05Tue 24/05Wed 25/05Thu 26/05Fri 27/05
Mon 16/05Tue 17/05Wed 18/05Thu 19/05Fri 20/05
Mon 09/05Tue 10/05Wed 11/05Thu 12/05Fri 13/05
Mon 02/05Tue 03/05Wed 04/05Thu 05/05Fri 06/05
Mon 25/04Tue 26/04Wed 27/04Thu 28/04Fri 29/04
Mon 18/04Tue 19/04Wed 20/04Thu 21/04Fri 22/04
Mon 11/04Tue 12/04Wed 13/04Thu 14/04Fri 15/04
Mon 04/04Tue 05/04Wed 06/04Thu 07/04Fri 08/04

Friday, August 19, 2005

Fri 19 August - Early...!

I guess being ahead of schedule still warrants a green?

And it's green yet again for the 17:38 going home. This caps off a pretty good week for Connex, with no reds at all.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Thu 18 August - Still good...

Only a minute or two late this morning, so green again for the 07:14.

And green for the 17:38 too. We like days like this!

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Wed 17 August - More of the same...

They may be cancelling trains all around, but for the third day in a row the 07:14 is on time and no waiting just outside the station (seems I'm not allowed to call the area with lots of lines the yards any more!).

Where's the 17:49? Oh there it is rolling in late with no apology. Get to Ripponlea about five minutes late so of course it's pretty crowded.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Tue 16 August - On time again...

Is it too soon to ask whether the recent early morning delays are behind us? Again, we're on time with no waiting in the yards.

Looks like a couple of other cancellations this morning though. Which reminds me that I forgot to comment on yesterday's little sequence...

07:42 - Phil, the 8:19 AM Sandringham train from Ripponlea has been cancelled. Connex apologises for any inconvenience.

07:54 - Phil, the 8:19 AM Sandringham train from Ripponlea will now run. Connex apologises for any inconvenience.

07:54 - Phil, the 7:59 AM Sandringham train from Ripponlea has been cancelled. Connex apologises for any inconvenience.

Hands up those who think they just delayed a train by twenty minutes!

The 17:38 pulls up a few minutes before departure time, but somehow leaves a bit late. With a slow run out of Flinders Street and a couple of slow stops we manage to lose three minutes by the time we hit Ripponlea. Oh well.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Mon 15 August - 07:34 in the lift...

If I'm in the lift at 07:34 that must mean the train was on time today and that we didn't stop in the yards.

And it's green for the homeward journey on the 17:38 too.