JUST BROUGHT TO OUR ATTENTION
Heard an interesting little story about the lack of seating. A grandparent from my town went to put his three grandchildren on the "hell bus" at 1 am or thereabouts in their previously booked seats. Seems there had been a function further up the line and only seats for two. They wouldn't leave one child behind so the company sent another bus along, which went all the way to Ballarat with only 3 passengers. Of course they missed the connecting train to Melbourne to get them to work next morning so the company hired a taxi to take all three to Melbourne. Very noble of the company which shall remain un named, but so silly and expensive and such a worry for the kids and grandparents and IF WE HAD A TRAIN it would not have happened.
The Town concerned is Birchip. This backs up my claims of pre booking seats on the "Hell Bus" and when boarding at Donald, being told by driver to find an empty seat which is impossible as everyone else is stretched all over any empty seats asleep. (The editor) Pat