Wednesday, January 10, 2007

A tip for you Connex

In case you hadn't figured it out, you French-type peoples, this here is Melbourne, Australia. And here we don't have namby-pamby temperatures in the high twenties, we have serious heat. It may come as a surprise to you, but in summer the temperature often exceeds 30°C. And I mean really exceeds it - like today when it got very close to 38°.

So having trains that can't cope above 30° is kinda limiting, doncha think?

Today I was planning a lunch with sufficient alcohol to think that cycling home would probably be unwise. But the problem was that I knew we were expecting warm weather so I just had to accept that coming home on the train would be problematic. And just because the 17:38 was actually at the platform when I got there meant nothing. It "became defective" while we were waiting to depart. They ran another train from platform 12, but as we left at 17:50, I'm not clear whether it was the 17:38 very late, or the 17:49 just a little late. There were three other cancellations this evening too.

So Bruce Hughes, how about telling your French masters that we want some proper Aussie trains, not your weak European rubbish?