Every so often there’ll be some people on the train who stand out a little from the usual crowd of commuters. This morning it was a mum and two kids. They were obviously on their way into town for the day from somewhere far away. The son wanted to know how many stations it was into Melbourne, and mum would get her timetable/map thingy out and count them and tell him. He went back to looking out of the window and reading the station names as they went past.

And when we got to Caulfield he told his mum excitedly "There’s a tram! A tram! Is that a tram mum? Can you see it? Wow!"

Ah, to be so excited about the world again…

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.