Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Tue 6 June - Beast's Day...

... Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is 07:14...

OK, it's not been too bad lately, but that's probably putting the moz on it. Not sure I've been on it that much in recent weeks, so how would I know?!

We're three minutes late this morning.

Home on the 17:49 - as is often the case the departure time rolls on past with no sign of the train and no word from the ever friendly platform announcer. It shows up soon after and we wait a fair while before we depart. We pull in to Ripponlea six minutes late.

6 Comments:

Blogger Carolyn said...

I was on that train going home last night too. (House-sitting in Brighton again). As much as I hate the Frankston line, at least if you get on at Parliament the screens tell you how far away the next two trains are, but Flinders Street is hopeless. I am beginning to think that the Sandringham line gets shafted because it doesn't run through the loop, therefore they don't have to worry about holding up any other trains and just let the trains come and go as they please. I caught the 10:52 pm Sandringham from Flinders Street on Thursday night, and after sitting at the platform for a good 10 minutes it finally decided to depart, meaning we were 6 or 7 minutes late by the time we got to North Brighton. I don't know how they manage to do it, over and over again...

07 June, 2006 15:45  
Blogger The Met said...

Actually Frankston Line isn't as bad as Sandringham as i take it?

Perhaps you could consider taking a Frankston train to Bentleigh then bussing it to Middle Brighton area (and North Brighton)

Not, you'll end p needing a Zone 2 ticket for the 703. I'd it's not as direct, and cost effective...

Perhaps a second option if Sandringham Line refuses to budge...

08 June, 2006 19:50  
Blogger The Met said...

OH,

How they keep keep mangaing to do 'it' over and over again:

Simple, take one Andrew Cassidy and instate in a CEO position, and a government ignorant to the problems or Melbourne soon decaying transport system, and voila, delay after delay...

Leave for 2 - 3 years repeat with new government

08 June, 2006 19:52  
Blogger Connex Whinger said...

Not sure I understand your last comment there Chris. You do know that the Connex CEO is Bruce Hughes?

08 June, 2006 20:23  
Blogger Carolyn said...

No Chris, I catch the Frankston line for the majority of the year (which is why I hate it so much) and the Sandringham line is still far preferable. Besides, that bus takes forever down Centre Road - I used to catch it home from uni sometimes. And since I have been catching public transport for nearly 30 years now, I really don't think I need suggestions on alternative routes from a high school student!!!!!

09 June, 2006 09:18  
Blogger The Met said...

Whoops.

Andrew Cassidy rang a bell at the time? Or I think I hear him more on the media..

Hmm, interesting. Im not forcing you...

There's always cycling, but i find that difficult with a briefcase :S

11 June, 2006 20:24  

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