Faking it

After spending some time in New York, I realised how much better our public transport could be. More stations, with more stops reaching a furthur distance. Sure, I know, it is New York we are talking about – the second biggest city in the world and THATS why their trains are so damn fast and pretty much no one owns a car (cos’ they don’t have to)
Well, seems like a number of people feel the same way I do, because someone has made a fake Connex train map and circulated it via e-mail.
The map shows extensions to 10 lines – Werribee, Glen Waverly, Pakenham, Epping, Broadmeadows, Melton, Doncastor, Flemington racecourse, Sydenham and Alamein. It also includes stations at Knox city and Chadstone shopping center, and stops on certain lines that stop at North Fitzroy, North Carlton and Melbourne Airport!

Connex and Metlink people are obivously pretty peeved about this, a spokesman from Connex said that the map is like a letter to Santa Claus – so a wanted gift that probably will never happen. A line to Doncaster was suggested in the 60s, and 40 years later we still don’t have it. Maybe if we all write Santa we want one this Christmas he’ll get it for us?

6 Comments so far

  1. Neil (unregistered) on January 10th, 2007 @ 5:04 pm
  2. adrock2xander (unregistered) on January 10th, 2007 @ 10:38 pm

    LOL OMG Melbourne SOOOOO needs those extra lines realised! That looks awesome!


  3. SuPz (unregistered) on January 10th, 2007 @ 11:22 pm

    Looks so authentic!!!

    few things just made me crack up…
    Premium Stations – Customer service centre staffed from first train to last, seven days a week
    and at the bottom right hand corner just below Map Not To Scale
    – Effective when the current network matches this map. lol


  4. Zara (unregistered) on January 11th, 2007 @ 10:20 am

    Ah, thanks Neil, I was looking for that picture bloody everywhere!


  5. xlynx (unregistered) on January 11th, 2007 @ 11:34 pm

    Melbourne airport is much needed.


  6. Brett (unregistered) on January 12th, 2007 @ 11:46 am

    There’s another attempt here;

    http://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11326014-s0.htm



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