The occo has been extended to include Monday at the last minute - not a good look.
After enduring three days of 90+minutes on the 16:33 rail replacement bus, I called in sick on Thursday as I'd had enough. I went in yesterday (Friday) as I foolishly thought...oh well it's back to trains on Monday.
I figure the extra day was going to be called anyway due to the professionalism of the flyers they were handing around at SCS and the weather has been near perfect for the whole week, so that cannot be blamed.
Last night (Friday) when we got into Ballan at 18:10, I asked the driver if he knew when the train he was replacing was actually scheduled into Ballan (17:21), he said 17:38.
I said...no that's the time the bus replacement is due into Ballan...the actual train is due in at 17:21 but the driver being so bus oriented couldn't get his head around the fact the bus we were on took twice as long as the train. I said to the driver it's not his fault he was so late...it's just the traffic between the City and Melton that's really bad.
There was works going on at Ballan station today (Saturday), setting up more of the steps etc. and as it's really the first cold day, I bet the workers were wishing they'd worked a bit harder...currently as I write this it's 8c and falling.