Friday, December 30, 2005

Holiday nightmare

Took a train up to Henderson today to get something from the Warehouse there. I had forgotten what a flipping nightmare the trains were!
The train was late because of a breakdown in the Brit tunnel.
Then the train bellowed in smoke near Henderson so passengers had to alight and the train be abandoned.
Then finally after much confusion and numerous conflicting stories among the guards, taxis were called for those heading west.
The rest of us hung about for nearly an hour.
Eventually it was decided to hitch the dead train and take it back to the Brit.
Except a train heading west had broken down so there were more delays.
The adults on board who were trying out the train were bewildered.
"Is it always like this," they asked?
What can you say!
4.47 Due to technical problems the 3.15 from Britomart has been replaced with taxis from Henderson.
4.54 The 5.08pm service from Waitakere has been cancelled due to an earlier technical fault. Next servuce from Waitakere at 5.38
5.03 Due to an earlier technical fault the train services on the western line in both directions are running late by 30 mins
5.13 Due to technical problems the 5.15 western line servie from Britomart has been cancelled. The 5.45 will replace the 5.15 service.
5.43 Due to an earlier technical problem the 6.08 from Waitakre (sic) has been cancelled. 7.08 service to replace this service.
6.00 The 5.45 service to Waitakere from Britomart has been delayed by approx 20 mins.

Ahh, yes, the txt messages. How I have missed them.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Best blog! Wow!

I'm told Metro in its best of Auckland awards named this as the best blog and dubbed it like Waiting for Godot.
Thanks!!! Great way to end the year along with the Government's new money into the trains.
But watch out: 2006 starts the push for electrification in earnest!

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Happy Christmas etc

Now uni has finished for the year I am out of town but will be back in force late Jan.
Have a nice holiday season ,thanks for your support and let's keep fighting in 2006 for better transport,