12 October 2006

Slow train to Perth

The trip in took over 45 minutes rather than the usual 20 or so.

The train kept stopping for very long times at stations and toddled along the freeway at maybe 60km/h, passing cars etc on the carriageway as it went.

The driver kept giving messages about “events in Perth” and “keeping you informed” — which they didn’t, except to mention that there were “4 or 5 trains” still between us and Perth.

I still don’t know what the events-in-Perth were, but that they slowed down the freeway traffic to maybe 40-50km/h along at least 15km was impressive.

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