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Good news, bad news

The marks on the road were a rather obvious reminder of last night’s apparently spectacular tram mishap outside Glenhuntly Station. Two scores in the road, about ooh 4 foot 8 and a half inches apart, veering away from the tracks at the catch points, across most of the railway crossing, then back onto the tracks. Certainly bad news for the tram driver and passengers involved.

On the way to work, a car alarm was going off in Collins Street. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a car alarm go off on a car that was actually being stolen. They all seem to be sitting there, undisturbed, flashing lights and blaring away.

Actor Marcus Graham was standing outside the Athaeneum theatre. He looked a bit grumpy. Bad news?

Definitely bad news for someone at the Town Hall, for outside on the footpath were a funeral van and a policewoman.

Good news for me, booked tickets to a puppet show the followup performance to the outstanding and thought-provoking Tinka’s New Dress, and even managed to find my YHA card to secure a fairly hefty discount.

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.

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