Monday, June 05, 2006

Mon 5 June - Uh duh...

At the doctor's this morning so I have another late start to to the day.

The 10:04 is about a minute late at Ripponlea this morning. Which means that if it had been on time the silly woman who dodged the crossing gates and ran right in front of the train would've missed it altogether.

So here's a tip for you - check the timetable and allow more time. Or if you can't be bothered then just accept that you'll miss the occasional train. Either way, it ain't worth risking your life for. Besides if you did kill yourself then we'd be even later!

Home on the 18:24 and it's more or less on time.


Blogger The Met said...

Can I get your opinion on this, as i've witnessed a similar event under different cirumstances.

Man crosses tracks through emergency barriers. Intending to catch a Train the arrives and 5 minutes.

There is a freight train heading to wards the crossing, but only at around less than 40km/h. It's around 150m away from the crossing...

Worth it?

07 June, 2006 10:23  
Anonymous sam said...

For me, if the gates are down, I wait. Regardless of what I will miss, and regardless of what I think the chances of making it are.

The number of morons who roll the dice against oncoming trains never ceases to amaze me.

One of the reasons why the government should be investing in a long term campaign to get rid of level crossings (and why they should have started this campaign twenty years ago).


07 June, 2006 11:57  
Blogger Brian the Garden Gnome said...

"intending to catch a Train the arrives and 5 minutes"


What the hell are you on about?

07 June, 2006 13:01  
Blogger The Met said...

I sniffing the grease that use prevent the wagon wheel to skeak.

07 June, 2006 15:58  
Blogger The Met said...

"Intending to catch a Train the arrives and 5 minutes."

Well if you use your brain you could probably fix my error without having to seek the proper author.

Intending to catch a Train that arrives in 5 minutes. In my haste i must of overlooked it. I don't apologise for your inconvenience.

Ah, and Mr Impersonator Met, again how irritating it is to see you...

also, Bentleigh (infamous for its number of deaths) has been upgraded, I doubt that the revamp has really improved its safety, if you do take a look, it's 'safer' but still has the option of someone rushing and ending at their death.

Perhaps a waste of money, but most deaths occur because of carelessness... at pedestrian crossing.

But the other factor are 'open' gate crossing, where there is no physical limitation to crossing the tracks...

08 June, 2006 20:00  
Blogger The Met said...


Brian the Garden Gnome said...
"What the hell are you on about? "

Yes, indeed, at least i didn't make friends with a garden gnome.

"Time to get to work and protect the garden from the evil pixies who live next door."

08 June, 2006 20:14  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is there an expectation that the railway and its crossings should be isolated from pedestrian traffic, yet highways with 100 kph speed limits are not ?

Level crossings in Victoria are better marked and usually better lit than those of a similar standard in Australia, yet people seem to think that it is the railway's fault that they get run over.

11 June, 2006 16:20  

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