What stations need renaming?

 
Topic moved from Sydney Suburban by dthead on 18 Nov 2017 19:06
  n459L1150 Junior Train Controller

Location: Echuca
Southern Cross Hotel (Beatle fame) was at the other end of the city, near Parliament (station & seat of government).
kitchgp
then why did the station get renamed??

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  Valvegear The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Norda Fittazroy
then why did the station get renamed??
n459L1150

Because some imbecile, with not enough productive work to do, dreamed up a useless idea whilst navel-gazing.
  n459L1150 Junior Train Controller

Location: Echuca
then why did the station get renamed??

Because some imbecile, with not enough productive work to do, dreamed up a useless idea whilst navel-gazing.
Valvegear
Probably Jacinta Allan
  Radioman Chief Train Controller

Dear All

Southern Cross as a name was selected on the grounds that Spencer St was at long last getting an iconic and COMLPETE new station,
which considering the previous three attempts fell well short of completion , a name change was thought appropriate.

However, despite the name change , Southern Cross was not completed as first envisaged , the roof does not extend over the Bourke st footbridge as was intended, nor were the platforms paved with tiles , both being cost cutting measures with vague assurances that it will be completed at a future date. ( Yes , probably after the pink elephants have landed )

The other feature of Southern Cross that fascinates me is the illumination on Plats 13&14 and 15&16 ; both being attached to the underside of the ceiling which has got to be about 40+ feet high ( ok 12 metres for you modernists ! ) . Clearly no one though about changing the blown globes , and as they have not worked for at least three years , the current poor illumination is , in my view, a serious H&S issue , especially for passengers with limited eyesight.

Bear in mind that the other platforms have effective pole mounted lights , so whoever thought that inaccessible ceiling mounts were a good idea was clearly not thinking on that day/week/month.

Regards, Radioman
  Valvegear The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Norda Fittazroy
. . .a name change was thought appropriate.
"Radioman"
By which idiot, and for what good reason? The bloody joint is still a railway station in Spencer Street.
If you buy a new suit and have a haircut, do you change your name?

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