We were not impressed as we just made the platform at Heidelberg Station in time for the 2pm train home after seeing Hippie Niece in the maternity hospital. There the train sat, on the single track into the station but not moving. Single track to double track means points. Was it a points failure? No, it was a police operation at the previous station, Rosanna, but it wasn't. A policeman strode down the platform and as he did, an announcement was made over the tannoy, that the train would be now arrive at 2:10 pm. The cop jumped down from the platform and went towards the train. A couple more times we were told it was a police operation and then that there was an intruder on the tracks. Sure enough, the train began moving at exactly 2:10. But it was 2:12 before it left the station.
We were aware of a very loud female voice in the carriage that indicated
As I have become a weekly commuter on the Hurstbridge train and this was the only time it went a bit wrong. But I have become bored with looking out the window, and bored with people watching. I spend a little time on my phone, unlike most who spend all their time on their phone, and take my Kindle and read. I look up every so often to see what
The alternative of driving to see the niece and paying for parking is beyond what my mind can comprehend.