View Full Version : This is how we run trains in Oz!

Buster Hyman
8th Apr 2009, 14:35
Got a problem? See the driver (http://player.video.news.com.au/heraldsun/?FMg2whPsbuBrtrG2h9IF3p1xJk_inGLz)!


Police investigate Flinders St bashing video | Herald Sun (http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,25309849-661,00.html)

galaxy flyer
8th Apr 2009, 15:20
Does the name "Rodney King" ring a bell? And you all were lecturing the US on violence. Hmmmmm


8th Apr 2009, 15:25
Jeez. That's a bit heavy for a "missed" fare. In WA it would be the other way around.

8th Apr 2009, 15:30
Not like my experience with Melbourne train drivers.......Arrive at Southern cross station, ask 'is that a five foor three track?

'No mate, that's four eight and a half. But a proper railway would be seven foot and quarter, like the Great Western, God and Mr Brunel intended!'

8th Apr 2009, 15:32
This all comes as a complete shock to me.
I didn't even know the age of steam had arrived in Oz!!!

8th Apr 2009, 16:14
I find it a bit of a misnomer to say you "run" trains in Oz. Wouldn't "walk" or "stroll" be better ?

8th Apr 2009, 17:51
Maybe that driver wants to join the Metropolitan Police

Noah Zark.
8th Apr 2009, 23:17
I think that driver is a bit of a lightweight wuss. All those "punches" and the guy still wasn't flat on his back. And all because the guy asked the homophobic driver if he could blow his whistle! :}

Buster Hyman
8th Apr 2009, 23:22
You've all missed the most obvious point here. Even in a fight, the driver still airs his crack!

Standard Union rules you see...

9th Apr 2009, 08:08
Connex has stood down the driver while the incident is investigated and has handed over CCTV footage to Victoria Police.

Stood down? Methinks "suspended" would be more appropriate for those of us who have a reasonable command of the english language.

9th Apr 2009, 10:31
Ah, diplomacy Oz style, some things never change :ok:

9th Apr 2009, 14:13
And this is how WE do it!

YouTube - A terrifying local train ride in Bombay (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZvm1Z7iP0Y)
YouTube - Mumbai Railways Train Human Compression Efficiency (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEgV6UlECAg)


(them youtube tags didn't work.... :confused: )