Wed 15 February - Not the worst...
As Daniel Bowen of PTUA fame pointed out "There's been month after month lots of cancellations. It's high time that Connex and the Government took steps to actually fix it instead of making constant excuses."
While I might not agree with the PTUA's approach to fixing our problems, on this occasion I almost agree with Mr Bowen - except he doesn't go far enough. It's time for Bruce "Sir Topham Hatt" Hughes to make way for somebody who can do the job. And it's time that weasel Batchelor stepped down from his position too.
Anyway, the 07:14 is on time.
Get to the station in time for the 17:49 and the monitor on platform 8 reassuringly tells us that the next train from there will be the 17:49. Better than the last couple of evenings. But as we walk along the platform it updates to show the 18:01 is next. Uh oh. A few curses are uttered, not just by the Connex Whinger, and then it suddenly changes back to show the 17:49. Trouble is, once that's happened you're left wondering if it'll show - and as we get closer to the departure time we start to steel ourselves for the inevitable no show.
But, to our surprise, it pulls in with about a minute to spare, as per yesterday. And we leave a bit late, as per yesterday. And we get to Ripponlea about three minutes late.