Transport to football finals

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Transport to football finals

#1 Post by claybro » Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:28 pm

As reported on this evenings news, South Australians by the thousands are travelling to "The Dark Side" to watch the Crows in the elimination final. :banana: many extra Flights, buses and car pools are being organised to make the trip. Unfortunately, those who run out rail system have not cottoned on. Those going on the Overland evidently have to wait until Tuesday until a return train as the train does not run daily. Are they serious? Is it so much trouble to put on a Sunday return train? Clearly they do not want the inconvinience of customers actually using the thing.

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Re: Transport to football finals

#2 Post by Aidan » Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:33 pm

claybro wrote:As reported on this evenings news, South Australians by the thousands are travelling to "The Dark Side" to watch the Crows in the elimination final. :banana: many extra Flights, buses and car pools are being organised to make the trip. Unfortunately, those who run out rail system have not cottoned on. Those going on the Overland evidently have to wait until Tuesday until a return train as the train does not run daily. Are they serious? Is it so much trouble to put on a Sunday return train? Clearly they do not want the inconvinience of customers actually using the thing.
As one of those thousands, I agree. I chose to fly because of a lack of trains at suitable times.

Even before privatizaton the train operators weren't much good at responding to demand, but back then It used to be a train every night. Moving services to the daytime made it a bit better for getting there, but worse for returning. And until they stop ignoring opportunities, there's little hope of stemming the decline.

On a related note, I was intending to visit the railway museum there before the match, but I've found it's still closed. Does anyone have any suggestions of things to do instead?
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Re: Transport to football finals

#3 Post by claybro » Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:35 pm

Being a bit of a transport nerd, I really like going on the underground loop ,getting off at Melbourne Central (to view a real CBD metro station), back around to Flinders Street and catch a tram down ST Kilda Rd to the Shrine of Rememberance. from the top of the Shrine it is quite a spectacular view of Melbourne CBD. Young and Jacksons always good for a beer and people watching in front of the station. If you have time and the weather is nice, take the light rail to St Kilda there is a nice cafe on the end of the peer with a spectacular view of Melbourne skyline. Or if tall buildings are your thing, take a trip to the top of the Eureka Building at Southbank (albeit a bit pricy like most things in melbourne). Spectacular views from the viewing floor (i think about 90 floors) GO CROWS :cheers:

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