A couple of years ago, before our big move to Melbourne, I had to put up with the Sydney train system. I would spend 3 – 4 hours commuting in and out of work due to cancellations and delays. Eventually one person had enough and called for action, we all refused to pay for a day, the government caved in and gave us all free travel for the day.
Over the last 6 months the Melbourne train system has gone through the same process as Sydney and is now as bad if not worse than Sydney was. My wife has been experiencing the pain this time as I get to drive into work :-).
Today I read James Farmer’s account of the poor service and found lots of comments from commuters who are just as pissed off. There is now a call for 1st March to be a no payment day, have a look in the comments for Mark Porter.
To quote Justine in the comments “MARCH ONE should definitely be a day of action.”
Count me in, I will even catch the train that day just to have Connex lose money on my ticket :-). (Connex has been having troubles overseas as well.)