That was quite literally your argument. You and YM were implying such and saying it was all unneeded "politically correct" In a word; nonsense.
We already have one expert who decides what people mean, and then criticises them, rather than reading what they write. Don't you start.
I implied nothing and meant exactly what I wrote. . . it is a distraction from V/Line's proper function - no more; no less.
My apologies for the lateness of my reply.
Please do not compare Me to Him,
our resident pseudo intellectual.
I understand what your main argument is, I just happen to think there is no need for the tirade against "political correctness" to be thrown around, that's just the way of the world, especially in a state as progressive as Victoria.
Since this thread seems to be a broken record more than anything, I will say this bearly changes anything from an operational standpoint. Distraction is an exaggeration.
You may call it petty, Bingley, but when the people at V/Line stop services being stuffed up because of "train fault", "equipment fault", "track fault" et al, they can feel quite free to branch out into other activities. Until then, let them concentrate on getting their core business (which we pay for) up to scratch.
We all know the answer to that statement. Even if the network "gets up to scratch" those things will always happen. I do not think those known issues are related at all to a train being painted.
Anyhow, in other news, there is also a gay train. How do some of the posters here view this one? Some more Corporate Virtue signalling? Pretty nice way to break up the monotony of the fleet.