Mon 6 March - A before B...?
"By way of background, the 1749 service (TRAIN A) is timetabled to terminate at Sandringham at 1817 and goes on to become the 1827 Flinders Street service. The 1801 service (TRAIN B) is timetabled to terminate at Sandringham at 1829 and the train then goes out of service. Due to the configuration at Sandringham station, TRAIN B must enter Sandringham after TRAIN A has left the station, as the 1827 service, in order to be parked.
As this is the case we are unable to run TRAIN B in front of TRAIN A, as this would effectively stop TRAIN A from arriving at Sandringham until TRAIN B has been parked."
Did you follow that? My reply was -
"And of course it would've been out of the question to just make Train A become Train B and Train B become Train A?!"
The 07:14 pulls in late enough to crack an orange this morning. The boom gates are malfunctioning at Ripponlea - that doesn't seem to have any material impact as the train comes through as normal, just a bit more slowly. But that won't stop Connex claiming it as a reason for lateness.
Home on the 17:38 and it's more or less on time.