Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Tue 14 February - Valentine's Day...

Happy birthday Mum.

I wonder if I should send a dozen red roses to Bruce Hughes? Maybe he'll be more responsive to my suggestions on how to improve his model railway!

The 07:14 is pretty much on time this morning and manages to avoid dumping us on platform 10... bonus.

Hit Flinders Street in plenty of time for the 17:49. Just as yesterday, there's a train sitting there on platform 8 and the monitors on 8 and 9 are blank. This time the doors are closed and the train is empty. Eventually they announce the front two carriages will form the Williamstown train, the rest of the train slinks off towards Spencer Street... er Southern Cross. Why are they subjected to a two-carriage train during peak hour? How would they all fit in? One of life's Connex mysteries.

Ours pulls into platform 9 with a minute to spare. We leave a minute or so late.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Sam said...

Train Cancellations Worst In A Year:
http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/train-cancellations-worst-in-a-year/2006/02/14/1139679574770.html

And they keep the excuses rolling. Using the "hot weather" excuse though is just plain insulting. Air con units on trains packing up because the doors open often?!?!?!? For the love of God Bracks, take the contract off these people and give it to someone who has a clue how to run a modern rail system!

14 February, 2006 14:18  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe you'd get more sense out of your Mum about running the trains properly than Brucie Baby!!

Happy Birthday, Ruth XXxx

Mrs Connex Whinger

14 February, 2006 15:23  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't realise they could run two carriage trains. I thought that those days had ended with the Taits.

14 February, 2006 20:05  
Blogger Connex Whinger said...

Hey Sam, I used to work with Ben who wrote that article. I've sent him a link to this site to see if he's interested!

Mrs CW, I'm sure our 4yo son would make a better go of it than the cretin Bruce.

Anonymous, I thought the same, they always split into three, but the announcer definitely said two carriages several times. A couple of our workmates hastened off to find a nook or cranny on that one, so I'll ask them tomorrow.

14 February, 2006 22:12  

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