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The North Shore line is out of order AGAIN! [Sep. 25th, 2007|05:48 pm]
Stephan

http://www.131500.com.au/servicechanges/service_changes_article.asp?item_id=26729
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I'm stuck at work tonight due to the North Shore railway failing yet again!

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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2007-09-25 10:05 am (UTC)
Ok... I just got home. Having worked until after 7pm (7:30pm in fact) the company provided me with the cab fare.

Now to dinner, and working on KZN
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[User Picture]From: sleepyjohn00
2007-09-25 07:32 pm (UTC)
Nice of them to do that; traffic must have been hellish with the trains not running and everyone else trying to grab a cab, too. But it was probably cheaper than finding you a hotel room :)

I ride the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system, and I have to say that, for all the annoyance and irritation when it does break down, it beats the pomegranates off driving thirty miles each way every day through the tunnel and over the bridge.
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2007-09-25 09:10 pm (UTC)
sleepyjohn00 said:
Nice of them to do that; traffic must have been hellish with the trains not running and everyone else trying to grab a cab, too. But it was probably cheaper than finding you a hotel room :)

The company I work for is very fair. I've never had any criticism of them; only that psycho Manager and the circus freaks he hired who I had to work with until this year. My main concern now is that I could very weel be in a job that requires someone more intelligent than me.

Yes, traffic usually ends up in gridlock when the trains fail. The North Shore trains can barely handle the peak time passenger volume in the first instance, and when they break down there's chaos. Last time this happened I walked home one third of the journey, which included the bridge crossing.

Oh yeah, booking into a motel in the inner city would have cost a fortune.

sleepyjohn00 said:
I ride the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system, and I have to say that, for all the annoyance and irritation when it does break down, it beats the pomegranates off driving thirty miles each way every day through the tunnel and over the bridge.
Sounds infuriating. Glad you find the trains easier (I have to admit that I prefer the trains to busses).

By bridge do you mean the big golden one?
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[User Picture]From: sleepyjohn00
2007-09-26 03:58 pm (UTC)
I would have to use the 'Bay Bridge', which runs between San Francisco and Oakland. They've been working on replacing it since the 1989 quake, and they've finally stopped arguing about what it should look like and started building the honkin' thing. We lost years of construction time to mayoral and gubernatorial ego-bashing, which drove up the cost, which both sides say the other one should pay for because the delay was their fault.

The Golden Gate Bridge is bright orange, just to clear things up.
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2007-09-26 09:23 pm (UTC)
[Bad username: The ambiguous one wrote] said:
I would have to use the 'Bay Bridge', which runs between San Francisco and Oakland. They've been working on replacing it since the 1989 quake, and they've finally stopped arguing about what it should look like and started building the honkin' thing.
Ah! You have THOSE sorts of councils too! :D

[Bad username: The ambiguous one wrote] said:
The Golden Gate Bridge is bright orange, just to clear things up.
Hmmm... the Orange Gate bridge just doesn't have the same ring. Sounds more like the entrance on a picket fence to an orchard in the New South Wales town of Orange. :P

Yes I've seen what colour it is; James Bond snagged a blimp into the thing. :D
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