Yesterday, a heavily-revised (and endlessly hyped) new train timetable was rolled out for Sydney residents. While Sydney Trains is pushing the fact that it offers 1000 new train services and shorter journey times for some customers, that doesn’t mean everyone is better off. How is it looking for you so far?
My own reaction to the new timetable is mild annoyance. My regular morning train leaves 10 minutes earlier than it used to, which means marginally less sleep. (The following train isn’t until 30 minutes later, so that’s not an option.) That’s irritating, but not a major drama, and the timing is more predictable throughout the rest of the day.
What I don’t like is that my first train on a weekday is now some 50 minutes later than it used to be, which means it’s impossible for me to catch a train to the airport in time for a 6am flight — something I have done with regularity in the past.
How does the new timetable affect your commute? Do you have better choices or have things become worse? And so our non-Sydney readers don’t feel left out: tell us about the biggest annoyance in the public transport timetable where you live.