Friday, June 24, 2005

I'm wet and the train is broke again!

It's pouring with the rain.

The railway platform has no shelter, my umbrella keeps blowing inside out and the cold rain puddles on the platform keep splashing up my trousers.

There is nothing to do but wait and wait. The trains are broke again.

7.39am: Due to a mechanical fault, the 7.27 Western Line from Britomart has been cancelled. All other west services are to running to time (sic).
7.43: Due to a mechanical fault, the 07.55 Western Line train service from New Lynn has been cancelled.
7.56: Due to a mechanical fault train services in both directions on the Eastern Line are delayed by approx 20 mins. Trains leaving BRT on line.
8.17: Due to a mechanical fault the 07.57am Western Line train service from Britomart has been cancelled. Next service to Waitakere will leave at 08.15am
8.22: Due to a mechanical fault the 08.25am Western Line train service from New Lynn has been cancelled.
9.22 Due to an earlier mechanical fault train services in both directions on the Western Line are delayed by approx 20 mins.
9.25: I ring for a cab and ask them to bring me a towel.
But at least we learnt a new word today. BRT.I think it stands for Bloody Rundown Trains.

1 Comments:

Blogger Charles said...

Yeah, that raft of messages actually missed at least two. The 6:45 westbound and the 7:25 New Lynn shuttle were backed up at Avondale, already 20 minutes late when the first message came. Clearly something had gone pear shaped well before that.

On the other hand the 7:08 from Waitakere (not having to wait for opposing trains) reached New Lynn at 7:34, on time to the second.

10:43 PM  

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