Friday, April 28, 2006

Fri 28 April - Good again...

No problems again this morning.

I need to come into the office on Saturday and would normally come in by train. But I see this on the Metlink website

Saturday, 29 April 2006:

Buses will depart Sandringham every half-hour from 4.34am until 6.34am, then every 20 minutes from 6.54am to 7.34pm and then at regular intervals from 7.52pm until 11.32pm.

So you turn up at Ripponlea and wait from zero to twenty minutes for a bus, with no idea when it might arrive. Then you'll alight at South Yarra and wait for some extra period of time to connect to a train that will be running to a completely independent timetable.

It's not hard to see this trip taking an hour door-to-door. Compared to 15 minutes in the car, I think I'll drive thanks!

And if the works are at Middle Brighton, why not shuttle trains between the city and North Brighton?

Home on the 18:24 and it scrapes in for a green.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Thu 27 April - OK this morning...

No problems with the 07:14 today, although we do seem to hang around at Richmond for a couple of minutes just to ensure that we're not bang on time.

Home on the 18:01 and it's pretty much on time too.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Wed 26 April - First SMS in weeks...

I can't see that I've had an SMS alert from Connex since before the Games... so it figures that I'd get one this morning for the cancellation of the 07:14... gee it's good to be back!

Luckily there's just enough warning to catch the 06:59.

Home on the 17:49 - three minutes late at Ripponlea.