Wednesday, December 30, 2009

This train's bound for glory

Melbourne, Australia, has some trouble with its trains.
But mainly what I like from the story is the quote from the union oficial
Mr Sheedy said the new trains were not of the quality needed for Melbourne's network. ''You get what you pay for, and they did: these trains are cheap and nasty overseas shit and drivers aren't happy with them,'' he said
He has a good point

But immediately after the Alstom X'Trapolis train had finished two runs on the suburban network - one to Glen Waverley and back, and another to Epping - it was returned to the Newport rail repair yards.
Still, taking the big picture view, it keeps the fitters in work, eh?

9 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Yesterday's train launch coincided with an increase in problems with the myki card, with 297 customers mistakenly told they would have $155 charged to their credit cards.

I think they speeled "Mickey Mouse" rong.
~

Another Kiwi said...

It was assumed that people would know what the big ears on the card edges were.

Smut Clyde said...

That phrase "bound for glory" is triggering me.
I have no idea what Glory is up to these days.

mikey said...

"Now, see kids, THATS what's wrong with the world today. Too much cheap and nasty overseas shit." --Lou Dobbs

"Myki"? Really? I'm thinking I should change the spelling right now. That is, if it's not cheap and nasty.

Glory, my smutty friend, as is well known throughout Sunnydale, is a Goddess...

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

drivers aren't happy with them

The friggin' cupholders are tiny.

Substance McGravitas said...

Alstom X'Trapolis

Good lord, is it...FRENCH?

Another Kiwi said...

Yep and it's artistic too
but it may also be a flightless bird
Alstom exhibited their new UK EMU to the rail industry and guests at the Saatchi art gallery in London this evening.

Another Kiwi said...

The friggin' cupholders are tiny.
Too big for a can of Fosters. Too small for a bottle of Bundaberg.
Maaaate

Another Kiwi said...

Good lord, is it...FRENCH?

In heaven the Australians make the trains and the French run them...