I have just noticed that there are no ‘next train’ indicators on the platforms at South Brisbane station. I know there used to be dot matrix displays. I wonder when they disappeared.

In a more positive vein, there are timetables for all lines posted outside the station. I don’t think any other city station has this.

The stuff they play over the PA at Fitness First is truly horrible. I just can’t blank it out. I swear I would work out more often is they just turned it off!

Xanadu at Docklands.

A totally tongue-in-cheek version on the Olivia Newton-John classic.

A hoot and recommended.

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On a really cool bar literally in the middle of the Yarra River. “Ponyfish Island” in attached to the pier of the footbridge from Flinders St station to Southbank.

Why can’t Brisbane do this?

On a really cool bar literally in the middle of the Yarra River. “Ponyfish Island” in attached to the pier of the footbridge from Flinders St station to Southbank.

Why can’t Brisbane do this?

I have had this cold for the past fortnight and just can’t shake it. Hope it’s cleared by the end of the week. We’re flying down to Melbourne for a few days’ R&R.

The 9:57 Gold Coast train this morning left Roma St bang on time to the second. The platform attendant made a loud call just before blowing the whistle with a few seconds to go.

So why then did the PA make an announcement just as the train *left* the platform? Is it an inaccurate automated system? Whatever the reason, it gives a poor impression.

1. Why is Queensland Rail still running an emergency hourly timetable on the Ferny Grove line?
2. Is the Great Circle Line bus running today?
3. How many calories do you burn standing at a bus stop?

My part of town has been spared flooding. The rain had kept off for two days now, so the flash floods have kept the local creek in its banks. We’re far enough away from the Brisbane River to be spared back flows.

The roads have been open and clear, apart from rock falls closing one lane on Musgrave Road at Red Hill. Even the swamp that was my back yard is starting to dry out.

PT is still out. Translink is running a skeleton service on BUZ routes and some train lines only.

I will be back at work as soon as the CBD is cleared for action. Officially that should be tomorrow, but a lot depends on Energex and if it can guarantee electricity supply. Of course, this relies on floods going down and no more rain!

I am just thankful I don’t live in one of the affected areas. They will be horrible for weeks to come.

And thanks to all who have called or written so send wishes. It’s appreciated.

Truly appalling scenes of devastation in Toowoomba and the Lockyer Valley. Now the Brisbane River is breaking its banks. Ipswich city centre is underwater and Brisbane CBD is shut down. Just incredible. And scary.

We’re stocked up and should be high enough to not get flooded. But we’re bracing for the worst.

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