...... It's like they don't realise they can walk through the entire length of the cars easily and have access to the whole consist.
One thing I've noticed in the morning peaks is A-City trains passing me around Clarence Park or Goodwood (so ~10 mins from the city) with the front car full & people standing in the vestibules, while the rear car has plenty of seats to spare.
Obviously some people don't mind standing. If they were in a desperate hurry to be first off the platform at ARS, they could still sit down for the ride and walk through the train after Mile End
It also amuses me how people stand up before Adelaide Station when there is no real hurry to get off while I just remain seated with no danger of falling over. Most of these people head out the gates and disperse through the city with no connecting transport to catch. If there was an issue that you might miss getting off I might understand it but as I have said to quite a few people- You can't get off til it stops so relax.
Like wise it amuses me when I'm on an air flight, I sit and watch as you pull up to the gate, most people stand up and crowd the aisle then stand there for 10 minutes because there is only the front door open, and everyone in front goes first!
I'm exactly the same, why bother rushing off the plane - if you have luggage booked through it's not going to come out any faster just because you've elbowed your way off the plane.
I caught a plane a few years ago where an elderly gentleman (maybe 90 or so) got up and walked to the front of the plane before it even stopped - the cabin staff were yelling at him to stay in his seat but he just ignored them... I think he was deaf as a doornail.
Back to Adelaide, peoples habits change slowly, give them time to work out the new trains.
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