16.40 Friday Fun again
16.40 was late again docking for boarding, and whilst the minutes ticked by, suddenly (with no immediate announcement) the throng of unhappy commuters washed over the platform to where the 16.55 train & carriages were sitting.
It was then announced the 16.55 was now the 16.40. So dutifully like sheep, we all boarded. I sat with a older gentleman and we joked about the situation, truly it is the only way to deal with the farce that is daily commuting on V/Line.
Seems a few people were rightly confused as to which service we were on, as the 16.40 only stops at Nth Geelong and onwards. We had two V/line conductors, plus a senior V/Line customer service guy (who got on at Nth Melb). Train was pretty overcrowded.
Although we left late (by about 10 minutes I think), we managed to scrape into Geelong station only 13 minutes later than normal. I managed to negotiate the carpark & get out fairly quickly.
I'm thinking of doing a bit of 'viral marketing' ... anybody want a T-shirt that says "V/Line sucks" - have your say at vlinewhinger.blogspot.com.