North Melbourne Mayhem

north melbourne stuff up 1

north melbourne stuff up 2

Early morning commuting. Peak hour traffic. The Sydenham train to the city decides to stuff up at North Melbourne. Train stalled for ten minutes. People standing the cars start getting uncomfortable. Fidgety and such. Peeked out and I saw the train driver walking into each car informing them of the bad news. I’m left stranded, along with hundreds of other commuters. I’m late for work. So are they. All in a day’s work I must say. No love lost for Connex there.

5 Comments so far

  1. marlene on May 9th, 2008 @ 6:16 pm

    was this on wednesday morning?
    someone in the first carriage fainted, though, the train had stalled for a little while before that.

  2. adrock2xander (mel_john) on May 9th, 2008 @ 6:29 pm

    Were you on that train too Marlene?

    Yeah it was on Wednesday morning. I was in the second car. It was about ten minutes before I peeked out of the door (someone had left the train after exhaling impatiently, leaving the door open) and saw a bunch of people surrounding the train driver at the read end of the train. People started streaming out of the train too, and I remember saying ‘fuck, gona miss the connecting bus to Doncaster’ to myself.

    So you’re telling me the train stalled because someone fainted? WTF? It stalled so it could wait for paramedics to tend to the fainter? What in God’s name is this hubris? I can’t help but laugh. Incompetence?

  3. jmac on May 12th, 2008 @ 1:39 am

    Maybe you shouldn’t live on the Sydenham line John.

    North Melbourne cries HELP ME.

  4. adrock2xander (mel_john) on May 13th, 2008 @ 1:12 am

    Nah Sydenham line’s where the future’s gona be. Unless you’re born with a silver spoon in your mouth the West is where young couples are realistically gona be able to afford in the future. I’m lucky I can afford my house now. God knows how the hell people are gona be able to buy one in future when the price of a house in Footscray is averaging $600K and whoop whoop places like Hillside’s fetching a ridiculous $500K.

  5. jmac on May 13th, 2008 @ 1:31 am

    Agreed. Pricing of houses is ridiculous right now. However, I quite like the silver spoon in my mouth. I like having silver ware as part of my upbringing and now I am loving being out on my own with blunt cuttlery. I’m living in the silver spoon world with a small amount of food in order to manage work, uni and mortage. Don’t you love life?!

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