Monday, January 30, 2006

Mon 30 January - Where's the 07:59...?

The platform intercom tells us the 07:59 is cancelled again. This time there's an SMS confirming it shortly afterwards. Seems to be a fairly unreliable service that one.

The 07:14 is pretty much on time.

Home on the 17:49 and it's more or less on time too.


Anonymous Sam said...

Another morning standing for 35 minutes on an uncovered platform with no seats, another really late start at work, another shit way ro start the week (hey, theres a Connex ad right there).

7:54am service at Ormond cancelled, we get the SMS at 7:58am. 8:02am arrives at 8:09 which is so packed as to leave some of us behind. I realise this morning that there used to be a train at around 8:07 but looking at the Connex website, this service has been axed. Fares go up, services get reduced. Hmmmmm. End up catching the 8:17 which is jam packed by the time it hits the loop.

Keep providing an unreliable, uncomfortable service Connex, go on. Oh and keep putting the fares up to, because I am now seriously looking at the costs of driving to the city and parking. It may cost more up front but when you factor in the cost of MY time that Connex wastes when I have to make up the time I am late each morning at work, plus the time I miss with my family at night, plus the fact that I can take the missus in as well a few days a week and save her train fare, not to mention the fact that I will have a much better idea as to when I will actually be at work, then it's starting to make more and more sense to me.

The road lobby must be loving Melbourne's declining public transport. Or for you consipiracy theorists, they must be paying well for it.


30 January, 2006 10:47  
Blogger Connex Whinger said...

It crosses my mind now and again that I should try driving in. I'm not sure which level of frustration would be worse though, the cretin in charge of Connex or the cretins on the road!

30 January, 2006 19:42  
Anonymous Anonymous said... - another useless waste of fare payers money!

31 January, 2006 01:02  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They have been pushing that ever since the useless Metcard came into being. The effect has been confusion for first time users of the ticket machines and pretty much an elimination of the type of thinking that public transport needs - for people to be able to spontaneously say "hey I think I'll take public transport for this trip". Bad timetables and differernt transport modes that don't link up all mean the PT needs more planning than an interstate driving holiday.

31 January, 2006 10:46  

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