Thursday, October 04, 2007

Ask Sir Topham Hatt the tough questions

At last, a chance to ask Sir Topham Hatt exactly what he's doing with our trains, and how he intends to fix them.

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,22529774-2862,00.html

Apologies for the lack of updates, I had some time off to finally get my broken collarbone fixed up. I was back for a few days and then I've been off for the school holidays. I've missed the whole new timetable fiasco, the problems caused by people being sick, signals failing, doors being held open, people getting backpacks in others' way, farting, sitting with legs akimbo, and all the other things that can impact on the efficient running of our trains.

But I did notice that there's been a big upsurge in SMS alerts from the Connex systems over the last couple of weeks. And they were notable for almost always being issued after the scheduled departure time! So no improvement there then. Let's add it to the list of questions for Sir Topham, shall we?

2 Comments:

Blogger sueglossy said...

Opprobrium he shall get.

07 October, 2007 12:02  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've travelled on thousands of trains and have never once had a train delayed by more than 5 or 10 seconds by someone holding doors. Either my experience is the greatest statistical fluke of the universe or Connex are being untruthful in saying people holding doors is a massive problem and delaying trains by 10 minutes and the like. On my line (Hurstbridge), almost all delays are pure and simple caused by very long single tracks and 150 year old manual signalling systems.

Yesterday was a shocker day for Connex. Lots of cancelled trains, including mine.

09 October, 2007 16:29  

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