Someone, supposedly a trespasser, caused the trains to stop running tonight (not sure how but I hope they are Ok?). This meant that everyone who would normally have taken a train to the east of Melbourne on the way home instead had to catch trams or buses.
So! By the time the trams reached the outskirts of the city proper they were full. Not just full but "sardines packed in" type full. If we were in Japan we would have had people with white gloves on squeezing more people in...
A young lady who found a place under my armpit, told me that she had to go to Lilydale (this normally takes about 45 minutes by train). She had only just caught the tram at 6:45pm having finished work at 5pm... I hope she made it home (it's currently 8:10pm here)...
Yet another reason to be finding my own means of transport!!! Sigh!!!!
Tuesday, 12 February 2008
Posted by Malcolm Garth at 20:03