While I moan on about trams often, our local bus service is even worse if you compare the timetable times to when the bus arrives.
Today I found myself in the wilds of East St Kilda. I was intending to walk down Alma Road to Chapel Street and catch a tram to Prahran for some basic supermarket shopping. Wait, here is Hotham Street, there is a bus that will take me directly there. I will wait for and catch the bus. Especially so as I heard a tram announcement earlier about a broken down car in Chapel Street delaying trams.
I arrived at the stop at 2.22. There was vandalised timetable box without a timetable, so I have checked the times at Melbourne Bus Link's website. 216 bus due at 2.27. Nothing. 219 bus due at 2.39. Nothing. Bus, not sure which route, arrived at 2.46, a full twenty four minutes after I arrived at the stop.
I suppose the 216 was very early and the 219 was late. Not good enough Melbourne Bus Link.