Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Cough and splutter

I wrote this on June the first.

Now, from history, train stations had very high roofs (is that rooves?) to disperse smoke from steam trains. The tradition followed with the re-development of Spencer Street, except it is now to disperse diesel fumes. Let me tell you, it does not work. The fumes were almost overpowering. Horrendous.

Seems like I was correct. I did even give a thought for the poor staff who have to work in it. From today's Age. http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/illness-blamed-on-stations-wavy-roof/2006/06/20/1150701552965.html

SOUTHERN Cross Station's wavy roof — the centrepiece of its $700 million redevelopment — is trapping fumes from diesel trains and causing a string of illnesses ranging from vomiting to runny eyes, say concerned staff.


3 comments:

  1. does the now mean that the bogans that congregate around North Melbourne station will be migrating to southern cross?

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  2. So they can sniff the fumes? lol

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  3. Apparently there was a 'Your Say' topic devoted to this and some of the responses are very telling as to the attitude that people have towards staff (and politicians, but that's a given).

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