I don’t know what it is, but ever since the new train timetable, the crowds on the trains have increased dramatically. I have gone from having the pick of the carriage at Glenbrook and getting my same seat every day to scrambling to get on and find a seat at all. At Emu Plains, which is 2 stops away and is traditionally the place where the train fills up, the crowds on the platform have gotten larger and of course because there aren’t even any seats at Glenbrook, many people are forced to stand.
In addition, like yesterday, they will throw in the odd day in which there will only be 6 cars instead of 8. People couldn’t even get on the train yesterday let alone a seat!
Not anymore, the trains are packed, it impacts the effectiveness of the AirCon (and I know I am even lucky to have A/C) and people instead of quietly snoozing or reading are quietly seething. Not so pleasant anymore.
There is an earlier train that leaves at 6:50am that I may now try and get because the 7:10am is now just shithouse.
Listening: The Last of My Midnight Oil Collection – 116 songs from 12 albums/EP’s… 7 ½ hours worth!