Monday, October 31, 2016

A fine newspaper of public record

Tomorrow is the Melbourne Cup horse race. The Age has kindly included a guide to what is open and what isn't for this metropolitan public holiday. Not a lot of effort was put into the task by The Age. One wonders if there is any accuracy at all in the guide. Best to phone ahead first, methinks.

Public transport 

Trains Services on all Metro train lines will run to a Saturday timetable, with no early-morning trains. 
Trams Trams will operate on a Saturday frequency, but times may differ slightly. 
Service changes will also affect some CBD trams during the AFL Grand Final Parade between 10.15am and 2.30pm. 
The free tram zone has been extended to include stops close to Yarra Park from the first tram on Wednesday to the last on grand final day, Saturday. 

12 comments:

  1. Such helpful advice.
    And yes, phoning ahead sounds wise.

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    1. EC, almost essential, I should think.

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  2. It's good they published some info as to what is open and running. I wonder in a way how many people still buy the paper or rely to find out online.

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    1. Margaret, people of our age have a pretty good idea of what is open anyway. The younguns don't care. I doubt many would check an actual newspaper. Better get working on my bets for tomorrow.

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  3. It's claimed to be "The Race That Stops A Nation" yet the only city to shut down for the day is Melbourne. I remember every cup day since I started working, some places we were allowed to listen via loudspeakers while we kept working, other places had big TVs in the lunch rooms and we could watch the race if we chose, or keep working, but nowhere outside of Melbourne was closed for the day or even for the afternoon.

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    1. River, Cup Eve here sends people mad and then their is the madness of the day. The race stops politicians and the Reserve Bank, and that is what is important.

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  4. Been there done that - we'll watch the race here at home and then watch them all go home looking very weary and bedraggled (probably a bit on the wet side if the weather report is correct) it's obligatory that ladies make their way to the train station with shoes in hand lol

    Cathy @ Still Waters

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    1. Cathy, it is a day where men stand up for the count but women really let the team down. I dun mind for one day of the year. Girls, carry your shoes, swig from a bottle and let you tits fall out.

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  5. It been a while since I seen the ponies run.

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    1. Dora, I find horse racing quite boring, but I do have a bet on the horses on the day of The Cup.

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  6. Yup that looks like a very half hearted effort, guess it'll be a question of when the train comes, it comes 😊 I've decided this year instead of offending anyone, it's impossible to be in three places at once, we're going in to see what goes on in the city on Melbourne Cup day.

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    1. Grace, I wonder if there will be any public event in the city for The Cup.

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