One man's perspective of the daily grind on board the Connex Melbourne metropolitan train system.
Friday, March 31, 2006
Fri 31 March - End of a good week...
The 07:14 is more or less on time - it's been a pretty good week on the whole. I had vaguely thought I'd use the pushie again a few times this week, but the trains have been reliable enough that I haven't felt a need, plus I've got one of those colds that makes you feel less than enthused about any form of exercise.
Finish up a bit late tonight, home on the 18:50. Once again it's pretty much on time.
An extract from my first post best sums up what this is all about.
"Perception is reality" was one of the many glib phrases my ex-boss used to regularly use. Well my reality is that I have never had a full week of the train that I want to catch running on time. Let me rephrase that somewhat inelegant sentence - I don't believe that of the ten scheduled trains that I would wish to catch in any given week, all ten have ever run as scheduled. Ever. In over four years of commuting on the Sandringham line, my perception is that at least one train per week is either delayed or cancelled.
That's probably a pretty bold call, so to turn my perception into reality, I plan to keep a diary for a while and we'll see how often Connex can deliver me a full week of reliable services. Yes, I know that's a little self-centred, but isn't that the whole point of blogging?