Monday, April 10, 2006

Mon 10 April - Off-peak no better...?

I'm heading over to Perth again this evening so I do the kinder/school run first. Just get there in tme for the 08:49 and it's a couple of minutes late so I needn't have hurried.

A slow crawl and a wait through the yards and we pull up about four minutes late. This adds weight to my suspicion that it doesn't matter what time of day I travel, the trains are no better than in the busy times.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are doing a fantastic job, I really support you doing this.
By the way, I suggest everyone, including Phil, that they go to:

www.melbourneontrack.org.au/

and go to
www.envict.org.au/getactive.php?c=1

Together, we can get Melbourne moving.
Phil- I suggest you add the 2nd URL to your site as an easy way for readers to tell batchelor to 'get back on track'.
Thanks a lot.

10 April, 2006 17:40  
Blogger The Met said...

I notice that it's quite usual for trains to be halted on the approach to Flinders Street. This occurence is more often during peak, as more train need to cross over the Sandringham tracks.

10 April, 2006 18:33  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live on the Hurstbridge line and often when catching city bound trains at about 9-11am, they are delayed by 10-15 minutes due to most of the morning trains being only a few minutes late. It all adds up.

We have 3 one-track sections as well, that cover the entire distance between stations, which doesnt help when trains are trying to catch up on late times.

Good work on this site too, only recently found it after you won letter of the day.

If enough people bug the authorities, its bound to improve soon enough, so keep bloggin.

12 April, 2006 12:30  
Blogger Connex Whinger said...

Anon #1 - Thanks for the tip, done.

Anon #2 - I've added more links, as suggested, so that should assist with people contacting Weasel Batchelor and his opposition counterpart, Terry Mulder.

14 April, 2006 07:48  

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