On the Up Wheelslip Special from Castlemaine to Southern Cross this evening along with maybe 10 or 15 other people.
Arrived into Sunbury pretty much on time, doors open, one passenger boards and the next thing the Up spark in the other platform starts to pull away. Yep, for whatever operational reason Centrol have sent the SAS spark out ahead of the express regional service.
Sit back and relax, this might take a while.......
***edit, if I were wearing a hat I may well be eating it by now. Not sure what levers were pulled or buttons pressed but after an initial delay out of Sunbury we are cruising pretty nicely. Still stuck behind something or another but making much better time than I feared we would***
***edit too, arrived into Footscray a little less than 5 minutes behind the (padded) timetable so not a bad result at all in the end***