V/Line train delays and such

This is an post from the olden days – read more about them here.

More bitching – in a way…

Caught the 7:42 train up to Melbourne. It sat outside Spencer Street for over five minutes as it waited for a path, so it could cross over to the station. At the moment SSS has heaps of platforms closed, so not as many trains to fit, and so we had to wait.

Rebuilding work on platform 7/8, works trains in attendance

As I was sitting there I realised, instead of all the stuffing around at SSS, I could get off the train at North Melbourne, change to a Northern loop train to Flagstaff Station, where the Burnley loop trains to uni are right across the platform. A bit too late now… [I did this today and it worked fine]

To add insult to injury, the conductor announced that this train will ALSO be replaced with a bus, from August 1. Bloody annoying it is.

And to make things even more worse, the train pulled into platform 5/6, the only platform that does not have access to the Bourke Street footbridge. As a result, I had to walk one block down to Collins Street and exit the station, half a block along to another entrance, and another half a block to the train itself. And THEN after I caught that train, I had to change at Flinders Street to another one…

However at Flinders Street my luck changed, as the next train to Glenferrie was running express FSS – Richmond – Glenferrie. Only one stop! Woo Hoo!

On the way home, I missed the 3:17 to South Geelong by a few minutes, so I had to wait to the 4:07 instead. (some bureaucrat at V/Line properly thinks that an hourly train to Geelong off-peak is considered an "adequate service")

So when I got to Geelong I had to eat dinner quickly, before I went to work. Work wasn’t bad, if you move all the big bulky things first, it looks like you have done more work than you actually have…

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One Response to “V/Line train delays and such”

  1. Nath says:

    stop complaining fool!

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