Spencer street St action is back

 
  xxxxlbear Token Booking Clerk

Location: Geelong
I cannot stand 'Spenna'-I am so glad that calling the station Spenna went out of vougue.

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  Gwiwer Rt Hon Gentleman and Ghost of Oliver Bulleid

Location: Loitering in darkest Somewhere
Likewise.

Though I always considered it as a legitimate abbreviation of "Spennastreetstayshun" as spoken by some of our community.  Wink
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Similarly ( and a tad off topic ) I had to take a colleague to task for referring to a Sprinter, when all Aussies know it's a Sprinner.
  Alamein_Line Chief Commissioner

Similarly ( and a tad off topic ) I had to take a colleague to task for referring to a Sprinter, when all Aussies know it's a Sprinner.
Valvegear

Classic !!!! Laughing
  Camster Chief Commissioner

Location: Geelong
With the "new" name, we can say Southern and think of Southern Comfort.
  Calgully Deputy Commissioner

Location:
With the "new" name, we can say Southern and think of Southern Comfort.
Camster

Or abstract it one step further to ....    Comfort Station.
  Gwiwer Rt Hon Gentleman and Ghost of Oliver Bulleid

Location: Loitering in darkest Somewhere
Or abstract it one step further to ....    Comfort Station.
Calgully
Sorry but that's already taken Wink

The name, which is applied in large letters, appears on the building just off Nepean Highway in Frankston which has two platforms.  One male and one female.  With a dock for wheelchair users.  

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  Calgully Deputy Commissioner

Location:
Sorry but that's already taken Wink
Gwiwer

Well that's a relief!

People under about 40 might not know what a comfort station is.  I wonder if they get many visitors walking in just looking for a place to sit down.
  don_dunstan The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Adelaide proud
Don't come up with a new name for them for free.

It's the government.  They need to spend at least a million dollars on a consultancy to set up focus groups and do market research before they can select a new name; even if the they come up with the same name ("Comfort Station").  Wasting money on things such as name-changes is their bread-and-butter, don't go giving them a free one or it will throw the whole system out of kilter.
  SPSD40T2 Chief Commissioner

Location: Platform 9-3/4 and still waiting !!
Is there any actual time frame for a return to "Spencer St" or is it just conjecture ?
cheers
  XAM2175 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Glasgow
It's already been changed back in the PRIDE voice announcements, though the text still reads Southern Cross so it could just be a mistake.
  dean65 Locomotive Driver

Location: Ballarat
In the Weekly Times, they mentioned that Southern Cross Station will change its name back to Spencer Street Station.
beanzs27
Changing the name back would be a very good idea. We need to maintain the historical link.
  kapow Junior Train Controller

Changing the name back would be a very good idea. We need to maintain the historical link.
dean65
Changing it back would just be a waste of money.
  dean65 Locomotive Driver

Location: Ballarat
Changing it back would just be a waste of money.
kapow
The name should never have been changed in the first place.
  kapow Junior Train Controller

The name should never have been changed in the first place.
dean65
But it has been changed, is it really worth the millions to re-badge the station, timetables and all the rest that goes with it just for the sake of nostalgia.
  don_dunstan The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Adelaide proud
But it has been changed, is it really worth the millions to re-badge the station, timetables and all the rest that goes with it just for the sake of nostalgia.
kapow

It's not about the nostalgia, it's about being seen doing something... anything really!  Relative to the cost it would be a great publicity stunt from an otherwise moribund government.

Napthine has a big task ahead of him, he has to turn around a cynical public in eighteen months or so.  They wasted a lot of time and public favour with Baillieu, now they've got to try and turn it around so they're not remembered as one-term screw-ups.  There's no additional money, revenues from nearly all sources are shrinking and they seem incapable or reluctant to raise more.  They really don't have much to offer between now and election time except maybe a 9 billion dollar toll-way that will probably be uneconomical and hard to finance.  And Julia Gillard will be long-forgotten by the time we have a state election so they won't be able to rely on the unpopularity of the Labor brand any more.

Something trivial and relatively cheap like changing the name of Southern Cross back to its original "Spencer Street" is just the kind of stunt they're probably looking for.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Something trivial and relatively cheap like changing the name of Southern Cross back to its original "Spencer Street" is just the kind of stunt they're probably looking for.
"don-dunstan"


I dunno - I thought the latest stunt of the big pay rise was attention-grabbing enough.
  Black Hoppers Chief Train Controller

Location: Banned
But it has been changed, is it really worth the millions to re-badge the station, timetables and all the rest that goes with it just for the sake of nostalgia.
"kapow"


Oh yes its gunna cost Millions

Right now provide some facts about the Millions its going to cost will you and also please quote your sources.
  AzN_dj Chief Commissioner

Location: Along route 69
Oh yes its gunna cost Millions

Right now provide some facts about the Millions its going to cost will you and also please quote your sources.
Black Hoppers
Sorry, those facts will cost millions to produce.
  don_dunstan The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Adelaide proud
Sorry, those facts will cost millions to produce.
AzN_dj
Boom-tish!
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
The Savoy Tavern across the road is being refurbished http://www.theage.com.au/national/savoy-not-putting-on-the-ritz-just-a-quality-remake-20130615-2ob77.html. With the change back to Spencer St, the 80's live again!

Rick
  Heihachi_73 Chief Commissioner

Location: Terminating at Ringwood
I could have sworn that building was an abandoned McDonald's, its current shape is just too similar to be anything else.

  xxxxlbear Token Booking Clerk

Location: Geelong
Definitely the Savoy Tavern.

And thank God it is being refurbished. Up until it closed, it was a horrible dive.
No-one had any reason to visit the place unless one was destitute or into drug dealing.

Hope the reno will create a nice upmarket establishment that is nice to pop in to for a coffee or something nice to eat.
  VBAndy Chief Commissioner

A bit of competition for The Mail Exchange right next to it; I wonder how that'll pan out.
  raudteejaam Train Controller

The Mail Exchange is a horrible pokies den. I hope the Savoy doesn't go down that path- but I know it probably will.

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