Monday, May 01, 2006

Mon 1 May - Early late...!

We shifted pretty much everybody in the office over the weekend so I'm heading in early to assist with any problems that arise. The 06:40 arrives at Ripponlea on time and not crowded at all... yet somehow we manage to pull in almost three minutes late. How does that work?!

There's already an extra minute built into the timetable for inbound trains, so we lost close to four minutes in what should be a twelve minute journey. That's with almost no passengers and nobody forcing the doors! If they can't keep to the timetable at this time of day, is it any wonder that there are problems at busier times?

Home on the 17:49 and it's three minutes late at Ripponlea too.


Anonymous Connex Whingerer said...

Oh My God four minutes.

Wah, wah, wah...

01 May, 2006 17:01  
Blogger The Met said...

From what you saw within your 'own' carriage about "almost no passengers forcing the doors!"

Deeming approximately three-quarters of you statement fictional.

Could of been something else, how the heck should I or you know.

I suppose theres the fact that FLinders Street/Richmod may have been busy.

Stated elsewhere, Sandringham trains occasionaly are delayed outside of Flinders Street due to other trains, or lack of platforms and tracks...

There are busier time of the day? Or is it those several services after your 6:40... Ones that are 64% on time. Well you must also state when these time are gathered...

01 May, 2006 17:07  
Blogger Connex Whinger said...

Well you must also state when these time are gathered...

What do you think I've been doing for the last thirteen months...?

You've been coming here arguing with all and sundry and you've managed to miss the most basic aspect of this site!

01 May, 2006 18:28  
Blogger The Met said...

Actually I already had that in mind.

Theres a large amount of 'gap' only about 90% of total services are really accounted for.

So it doesn't account for "all" services...

01 May, 2006 19:25  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe they should just add 3 minutes onto every trip and then the time expectations will always be met... sometimes even exceeded :)

(That's a joke... in case anyone doesn't get it.)

01 May, 2006 20:23  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oops.. add 3 minutes onto the scheduled time..

01 May, 2006 20:24  
Blogger The Met said...

Actually that was an idea i regarded previous.

It would 'seem' the train would be on time, apart from extending journey times.

That's why advertising frequencies is better (just run of a service schedule)

01 May, 2006 20:39  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From the reading the comments on a few posts from the website, I find it bitterly ironic that the one person who defends Connex is a pathetic, ignorant little fool. A bit like Connex themselves.

It's all a bit sad really.

Keep up the GOOD work on this site.

01 May, 2006 21:32  
Blogger The Met said...

Well as if Connex themselves would bother. We've had at least one member staff but all the ar**holse here had to have a giant complain about spelling.

Nor would we see any more as too all these b***shit complaints made at station.

The Customer Service Operators are blamed for everything, when 'they' themselves aren't entirely the problem.

You haven't sat inside a premium station for a day, to see how many bullocksy complaints are made.

It's very interesting that anyone who doens't conform to 'Connex is crap' stance is immediately attempted to be shunned off. It seems the best everyone can do is complain about spelling, then blame it on one whole organisation of thousands of people.

It's like Kim Beazley's attempt to blame the Howard government on the FALSE assumption that the actual people who are involved in a tragic incedent actually know about Workplace problems. Absulutely shameful.

Too bad; I suppose youve heard my messege that i will never leave*.

02 May, 2006 17:50  
Blogger Connex Whinger said...

Chris, don't threaten us with that "I'll never leave nonsense". It's fairly easy to delete offensive posts, something I've been tempted to do now and again when you and the other guy get into your ****head slaging matches, and I get alerted within seconds of your posts so they would not exist for too long. And I guarantee you would tire of it before I would! If all else fails I can simply turn off comments.

This site's purpose is very clearly stated on the front page. Within reason I'm happy to accept postive and negative criticism from anybody and I only delete especially offensive comments. But it is not for you to berate people for having opinions that differ from yours. Just as you have your site that you can administer as you choose, so do I.

03 May, 2006 08:23  
Anonymous Andrew said...


judging by the comments here and at The Met's website, he is pretty much alone with his opinion. No one bothers to comment on any of his postings but he gets the most reactions here since his mission is to be controversial.
Generally speaking, there is nothing against controversy and constructive criticism, but these are attribute he does not have.

Enough said on this and I believe it is only a matter of time until he brushes over this in the hope to get more attention. You are doing a great job and a good service to any user of the Train system. Keep it up!

03 May, 2006 15:22  
Blogger The Met said...

"But it is not for you to berate people for having opinions that differ from yours."

Ha, what it only applies for me? Are you blind to what i have/ or have just posted? (and others) Im thoroughly aware of your powers, and as i said, regardless of MY comment being deleted under the alias "The Met" I can assure that I won't leave here.

Plus i believe your actions of deleting incorrect comment would be largely abused. You seem to find it entertaining for me to be mocked by an idiot and told off for being called a '6 year old' (any bets someone now will post another insult or joke?)

I've tried long enough to dim down my more aggressive posts for so long, and endured the comic stylings of idiots and "Mr Imitation Met."

Ha! Personal attacks, funny it only seems so be me, and as I HAVE STATED anybody else in relation to Connex.

I used to just post about what was wrong the a statement, constructive criticism and ideas.

But how could I let random stupid insults designed to entertain be let-off. I believe i have a right to defend myself, and for what is THE TRUTH within reason!

I see youve grown fond of creating posts in relation to "door holding". You took one statement and made it as big as the Grand Canyon.

In all due respect, people have made me here and everything i have done, commented on, and said AND PURELY EXAGGURATED...

03 May, 2006 19:31  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interested to know where you have found the info that tells you that there is and extra minute "built in" to the timetable for inbound trains?

The reason for Sandy line trains magically losing time is that they are running at a track speed of 70km/h on a track that is timetabled for 80km/h running

11 May, 2006 22:33  
Blogger Connex Whinger said...

Anonymous said...
Interested to know where you have found the info that tells you that there is and extra minute "built in" to the timetable for inbound trains?

From looking at the timetable - have a look at the times between Ripponlea and FSS inbound and outbound.

Inbound timing is 13 minutes off-peak, 14 minutes for my train and 15 minutes in peak time.

Outbound timing is 12 minutes in off-peak and 13 minutes in peak time.

So the 07:14 gets an extra one minute, while the trains for the next hour or so get an extra two minutes.

13 May, 2006 07:48  

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