Posts Tagged ‘wasted money’

Regional Rail Link and level crossings delays in Deer Park

Since the full opening of Regional Rail Link on June 21, level crossing delays in Deer Park have skyrocketed, with some newspaper reports claiming that the boom gates have been down for period of up to 40 minutes! So what is actually going at the Mount Derrimut Road crossing?

N461 arrives into Deer Park with a citybound service

V/Line thwarted from keeping trains running

Last week passengers on a Geelong-bound V/Line service were stuck at Deer Park for almost 3½ hours after their train broke down, with many other Geelong services also being delayed. So how does one broken down train manage to cause so many issues?

Passengers at Deer Park board at citybound service led by N461

Myki and a flood of wasted paper

I last wrote about unwanted myki receipts way back in January 2013, but unfortunately the problem still hasn’t been fixed – resulting in bucketloads of money being spent on paper that just gets thrown on the ground.

Unwanted receipts still littering the ground around Myki machines

‘All change’ with the V/Line nanny state

Over the years I’ve noticed that V/Line manages to screw up in ways that no other rail operator in the world can, and the other month at Geelong I encountered yet another blunder from them – an entire trainload of passengers being forced to abandon their train at Geelong station, just so that an extra carriage could be added to it.

VLocity VL14 and classmate about to depart Geelong on the down

Jobactive or Neighbourhood Watch – spot the difference?

A few months ago some new Federal Government propaganda started appearing on my television screen, featuring a new brand called ‘Jobactive’. But for me, déjà vu was my reaction to their new logo.

'Jobactive' logo