Tuesday, October 11, 2005

A big step forward!

Great news that Sunday trains from New Lynn happen after Labour weekend. Good work Connex! Check out the new timetable here. My only grizzle is that the 545 pm from the Brit has gone and that means a longer wait. The platform is always full waiting for the 545 and now it's going to be worse. Overall, this is a big step forward. Posted by Picasa
On the iPod: Sigur Ros- check out the video


Blogger James Pole said...

I regularly catch the 5:45pm service as well, on Wednesdays, to go to work at Henderson. The new timetable means I have to catch the bus instead as the new schedule has trains too early or too late. But overall the new timetables seem to be much better than the old one, esp the morning services to Britomart. Too bad I won't be able to take advantage of it. :-(

8:52 AM  
Blogger Gary F said...

It's indeed a shame that the 5.45pm service from Britomart on the Western Line is gone. Have Connex stated a reason why at all? I have often made use of that service when leaving 5pm lectures at university -- there's simply often not enough time to get down there for the 5.15 train.

I'm exponentially heartened by the late Friday and Saturday services however. More incentive to stay and study at uni later into the evening now that I've got a great way home! There were not many things more annoying than those occurrences where I barely missed the last service of the evening. The return of Sunday trains is great too! As you said, it's progress, that's for sure.

Thoroughly enjoying your blog by the way. I'm very passionate about these events too. It's good that you seem to be perservering with it all. A considerable number of people end up on one train that is late, and then don't bother giving rail any further chances. On a side note I'm increasingly impressed by what's on your iPod too. :-)

Keep at it Miles.

10:06 AM  
Blogger KiwiTrainz said...

Interesting I notice there has been an extra fare stage squeezed in (Mt. Albert)
Still all good stuff :O)

11:37 AM  
Blogger Miles said...

Kiwisurfer- I'm asking Connex for an explanation about the 5,45 and making an appeal to them.
Gary - thanks so much for your kind comments. It's an incentive to keep going.
kiwitrainz- good spotting.

8:36 PM  

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