I was in Balaclava sipping coffee and I then intended to catch the train to South Yarra and the tram home. I was close to the station and a train went towards South Yarra at 3.14. The weekday train service drops from 15 minutes to 20 minutes at weekends. Just to be sure I checked the appropriate app on my phone and it said there was a train in six minutes. I caught it, but what was that train about? The time table is what is known as clock face, that is predictable times.
1.14, 1.34, 1.54
2.14, 2.34, 2.54
3.14, 3.22, 3.34, 3.54
4.14, 4.34, 4.54
It is not hard to spot the anomaly and I wonder why it is there? A football extra train? No, most unlikely on the Sandringham line. What I was hoping was that it was one of our new trains running an extra service which is happening at times and while it may be not be included in the online timetable, the live information will show one if it is carrying passengers. It seems unlikely to move a train into position for the next day's service.