Tuesday, November 10, 2009

"Track Walking?"

There seem to be an increased number of train delays while they "clear the tracks" of someone wandering around on them. Keep in mind that these are always fenced off from public roads and pedestrian walkways, and most are elevated rails, so - in most cases - nobody is on the rails unless they really want to be there. Yesterday two of my trains were delayed for this reason - one ten minutes and another thirty-five minutes.

And... that's the story. The questions are:

1) Who is doing this?

2) Why?

I'm in a calmer frame of mind today after getting a decent night's sleep, but yesterday I was thinking "Speed up the trains! Knock those swine off the rails!" Very long commutes in sardine conditions do not make for the most magnanimous frame of mind....

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon

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