Wed 5 April - Keeping doors clear...
I'm on the 07:29 as I couldn't make the 07:14 this morning. It's very crowded and there's somebody with a bike blocking half the doorway and also the entrance to the seating area. People try to squeeze past with no attempt by the cyclist to move out of the way.
Frankly, as someone who takes a bike now and again on the train, I'm amazed how often some cyclists make no effort to minimise inconvenience to their fellow passengers. If you're going to take your bike on the train, why would you try to jam into a crowded carriage during peak times? These are the people who do cause delays and frustration for passengers.
We pull into Flinders Street about four minutes late.
We're about three minutes late on the 18:35, seems it's all our fault according to the MX newspaper. Apparently it's all those people holding doors and blocking doorways again. I see Andrew Cassidy comments that this is not the major issue, so it appears even senior Connex people don't agree with the author of this piece, nor with Chris/The Met.