Thursday, 12 January 2017
A long weight.
I should be grateful I suppose that I can cross the line in the rain without getting wet, presuming all the while that I was in the stairwell when the rain started, and will leave the other stairwell after it stops, for there is a bit of an odd sprint to the next bit of shelter.
This is symptomatic of Queensland Rail I'm afraid. A company which spent several decades planning and building a new line only to find when it opened it, that it had forgotten to hire the three hundred new drivers it would need to service the line.
I shouldn't complain, at the speed at which our trains travel, our fares are probably the most competitive in the world in terms of dollars per hour spent aboard. In days of old the railway workshops used to initiate young apprentices by sending them to the stores for a "long weight (wait)", now they just give them a ticket to somewhere.
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