MX paper @ Southern Cross

 
  Turbo Thomas Assistant Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Notice that you can no longer pick up the MX paper inside Southern Cross station.
Inside the the pages of MX it says that you can no longer pick up MX @ Southern Cross due to an agreement between the station and The Age.
IIRC, the MX paper is a part of the Herald and Weekly Times group.

Anybody know what's going on ?

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  standard_gauge Dr Beeching

Location: Outside the toilet, waiting for Della Bosca to come out !!
Notice that you can no longer pick up the MX paper inside Southern Cross station.
Inside the the pages of MX it says that you can no longer pick up MX @ Southern Cross due to an agreement between the station and The Age.
IIRC, the MX paper is a part of the Herald and Weekly Times group.

Anybody know what's going on ?
"Turbo Thomas"



Sounds a bit like copyright sort of thing...

Is a bit like you'll never see VirginBlue plane at Qantas terminal, or Virginblue can never allow to use Avalon airport.

The Age is just across the road from Southern Cross anyway
  Craig Chief Commissioner

Location: Edithvale, VIC
Herald & Weekly Times originally had to get permission from Connex & M>Train to distribute MX at the stations, and were able to secure exclusive rights to do so.

You may recall that the short-lived Melbourne Express paper (The Age's version of MX) was distributed outside various stations in the morning peak rather than within the actual station premises, because they didn't have permission to do so.

I assume the Southern Cross Station Authority has simply given The Age the exclusive rights for handing out free newspapers, therefore barring MX from being distributed there.

Kind Regards


Craig Smile
  joffie Chief Commissioner

Location: Melbourne

Virginblue can never allow to use Avalon airport.

I am sure they can use it as a diversion field if the fog is too thick at Tulla, or if there is an emergency and they cannot make it to Melbourne airport
  Somebody in the WWW Banned

Location: Banned
But that can happen with any airline at any airport - if there was an emergency, a Singapore Airlines 747 could be forced to attempt to land there Rolling Eyes
  standard_gauge Dr Beeching

Location: Outside the toilet, waiting for Della Bosca to come out !!
I don't think The Age wants to restart "Melbourne Express'...do they?
  mjja Sir Nigel Gresley

Location: Mount Waverley, Melbourne
Nah, they'll sell the big one. I dread to think how the trains are going to cope with everyone holding something the size of the Age all the way to Pakenham. The chances of getting Japanese newspaper manners here are a large number multiplied by zero.
  The Fat Controller Chief Train Controller

Location: Macedon, Victoria

Is a bit like you'll never see VirginBlue plane at Qantas terminal, or Virginblue can never allow to use Avalon airport.
"james_c"


I'm sure if the price was right it would happen. When Virgin first came up to Darwin, they had ne crew on the ground there. Ansett did the ground handling for them.

Avalon Airport is owned by LinFox and is available for anyone to use, with prior notification. As suggested, anyone can use it in an emergency - all bets are off when safety is an issue.

Cheers,

Fatso.
  wongm GEEWONG

Location: Geelong, Victoria
Over the past few weeks I was wondering why I couldn't pick up a copy of mX before getting on the train home. (Not that it was much of a loss - even with reading every little of piece of crap in it, it still doesn't last all the way to Geelong...)

They used to have pile of them out by 3pm in the afternoon, both on the suburban platforms and scattered around the concourses. A month or two ago they become harder to find, only being found on the Collins Street concourse. The past few weeks must have been when the ban kicked in - the delivery boys (and girls) have started to wander around the entrances to the stations, handing them out to the passing commuters. Gotta love the personal service. Very Happy
  mjja Sir Nigel Gresley

Location: Mount Waverley, Melbourne
Over the past few weeks I was wondering why I couldn't pick up a copy of mX before getting on the train home. (Not that it was much of a loss - even with reading every little of piece of smeg in it, it still doesn't last all the way to Geelong...)
"wongm"

You don't do the sudoku then?
  Nexas The Ghost of George Stephenson


You may recall that the short-lived Melbourne Express paper (The Age's version of MX) was distributed outside various stations in the morning peak rather than within the actual station premises, because they didn't have permission to do so.
"Craig"


I remember that. I used to get one handed to me every morning at Balaclava station.

It would be good for that paper to return at some point. The Age could even distribute it in the mornings at SCS for people travelling outside of Melbourne etc...
  Hitachi_178M Hitachi's Are Us

Location: Portland/Heywood/Hamilton
Herald & Weekly Times originally had to get permission from Connex & M>Train to distribute MX at the stations, and were able to secure exclusive rights to do so.

You may recall that the short-lived Melbourne Express paper (The Age's version of MX) was distributed outside various stations in the morning peak rather than within the actual station premises, because they didn't have permission to do so.

I assume the Southern Cross Station Authority has simply given The Age the exclusive rights for handing out free newspapers, therefore barring MX from being distributed there.

Kind Regards


Craig Smile
"Craig"


Melbourne Express paper (The Age's version of MX) why did thay go i rember it on the mx paper and Melbourne Express paper saying good bye to it but dos anyone know why the mx would get just as many people getting a copy or it as the Melbourne Express paper would or got when people where goin to work school etc???
  Craig Chief Commissioner

Location: Edithvale, VIC
Melbourne Express paper (The Age's version of MX) why did thay go i rember it on the mx paper and Melbourne Express paper saying good bye to it but dos anyone know why the mx would get just as many people getting a copy or it as the Melbourne Express paper would or got when people where goin to work school etc???
"Hitachi_178M"


I think it was cutting into the sales of The Age for one (people just getting a Melbourne Express rather than paying for a morning paper).

Plus, they had to employ people to hand out each copy, they didn't have any stand-alone distribution points like MX does.

Overall, wasn't as profitable as MX is.

Kind Regards


Craig Smile
  wongm GEEWONG

Location: Geelong, Victoria
In the morning: people come from over 100 stations. How are you supposed to get the papers to them?

in the afternoon: a majority of people start their journeys at Flinders, Spences, or the loop stations. That's only 5 places to worry about getting newspapers to. Smile
  standard_gauge Dr Beeching

Location: Outside the toilet, waiting for Della Bosca to come out !!
...and during morning peak, when people get off at Southern Cross/FSS/Melbourne Central, they just want to jump of the train and get to work asap, they aren't intersted pick up paper to read at the office.

Nevertheless,  it was an interesting read for my commuting trip several years ago.
  clownswilleatme Deputy Commissioner

A couple of months ago the Fairfax Group made a deal with the SSSA to obtain exclusive rights to media and advertising within the station, locking out HWT from distributing MX within the station premises.

This came into effect immediately and so we've had to resort to handing out papers directly on the footpath.

It's a pain in the smeg for us as much as it is for SCS commuters trying to get a copy of the paper, especially commuters transferring from suburban to country services and vice versa.

We're now employing 6 staff members at SCS to try and get the paper out to everyone. We're looking at increasing that to 8.

Funnily enough the small map printed in the mX today showing the location of MX staff and street bins is actually wrong. I'll see if I can draw up a better map showing all the *correct* locations soon.

If you guys have any suggestions at all regarding mX at SCS and how we can distribute it a little better then let me know.
  Nexas The Ghost of George Stephenson

...and during morning peak, when people get off at Southern Cross/FSS/Melbourne Central, they just want to jump of the train and get to work asap, they aren't intersted pick up paper to read at the office.
"james_c"


Not everybody who passes through those three stations in the morning peak works in the city.  Rolling Eyes
  mjja Sir Nigel Gresley

Location: Mount Waverley, Melbourne
Do you need any specific experience for that job? I'd be interested, possibly.

I'd suggest you put some people on or near the Super Stops - the Collins and Spencer St ones. You'd catch a lot of people that way, and there's enough room.
  clownswilleatme Deputy Commissioner

That'd mean we'd need permission from Yarra Trams. We do have a bin on the footpath next to the Collins St superstop, it seems to go OK.

I'll see what I can do.

You don't need to have any specific experience, just a decent level of fitness (heavy lifting) a cheerful attitude and a *neat appearance.

*neat appearance may or may not apply to one of the guys that usually works at SCS... lets say I usually refer to him as the 'wookie'  Laughing

Oh and you get to gunzel a little bit on the job Wink
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
If you guys have any suggestions at all regarding mX at SCS and how we can distribute it a little better then let me know.
"clownswilleatme"


Sorry to say this, but I think your paper is worth every cent people pay for it Exclamation

Yes thats correct, IMO it's worth nothing Exclamation

For example, your Tuesdays' editions feeble excuse to cut down the latest tall poppy, the Premier.

Apparently News Ltd has had enough of the post Election feelgood Bracks stories, so decided to try and find some dirt.
Who cares what beer the Premier drinks Question  and I assume you too, never drink other than CUB brands  Question

Yes, I only ever read The Age, do you blame me Question

Mike.

PS, I think you lot should be fined HEAVILY whenever the wind blows your papers straight out of their kerbside receptacles and up and down Collins Street.
  clownswilleatme Deputy Commissioner

I don't bake the pies, I just deliver 'em. Wink

I drink Carlton Draught for the record Wink
  EvanC Chief Plonker

Location: Bayswater, Victoria
Sorry to say this, but I think your paper is worth every cent people pay for it Exclamation

Yes thats correct, IMO it's worth nothing Exclamation

For example, your Tuesdays' editions feeble excuse to cut down the latest tall poppy, the Premier.

Apparently News Ltd has had enough of the post Election feelgood Bracks stories, so decided to try and find some dirt.
Who cares what beer the Premier drinks Question  and I assume you too, never drink other than CUB brands  Question
"The Vinelander"
All that gets people reading it, and for a free paper, that's what makes it viable (a paid paper is viable even if people buy it but only read the front page).
  mjja Sir Nigel Gresley

Location: Mount Waverley, Melbourne
I think mX is worth more than what I pay for it. The gossip is pointless, the news I cast an eye over, but the value is the Talk and Brainwave pages.  Even though the Spleen column makes me mad, I like to read it to know what real passengers think.
  standard_gauge Dr Beeching

Location: Outside the toilet, waiting for Della Bosca to come out !!
I like the Age too, nice paper, full of content
  Ben-P19 Chief Commissioner

Location: Greensborough, Vic
For example, your Tuesdays' editions feeble excuse to cut down the latest tall poppy, the Premier.

Apparently News Ltd has had enough of the post Election feelgood Bracks stories, so decided to try and find some dirt.
Who cares what beer the Premier drinks Question  and I assume you too, never drink other than CUB brands  Question

Yes, I only ever read The Age, do you blame me Question
"The Vinelander"

I thought that article was meant to be light hearted, as in taking the "pi$$" out of the premier? The quotes used certianly gave me that impression.

Like MJJA, I mainly pick it up for the Brainwave page. It usually only takes me until Parliament or so to skim through the rest before I start the puzzles (is it just me or are the supposed "difficult" sudoku's actually easier than the novice ones?).

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