A ride on a train… In Sydney!

Hello everybody!

Hope you’re all fine! I just have time to blog, so I promised more blogs, so I will try to make this one as interesting as possible!!
The topic of my blog is transport. I use public transport nearly everyday! I catch a bus and a train and in the end, it ends up being very costly! I do not get a student concession, which would half my fare because I work at a Public Teaching Hospital, and so the government pays me a fortnightly wage! Morning comes, I run to the bus stop and just make it!!
I get on the bus and it is crowded with school kids and business people! It costs me $1.70 49 baht for a 5 minute, one way trip and then I arrive at the station. The station hasn’t changed since I was a baby. Most of the shops have closed down, and it smells like seafood because there is a seafood shop next door!! 🙁 I queue for 5 minutes at the window and pay my $4.40 127 baht for a 5 minute return ticket!

the beautiful view

I walk to the station and the train comes!! OH NO!!! It is too full and no one can fit on the train!! Finally, another comes and I can squeeze on, touching everyone around me!! eww!! I get off the train only to be greeted by Sydney’s’ own ticket checker to try to catch fare evasion! Lots of people do it, but it has cut down now days. I show them my ticket and put it through the machine!

a classic silver train

There are 3 main trains, the old silver trains which are old! Tangara and the millennium train.. They never really took off because they were faulty!! And of course the interstate trains!
graffiti…

You always have to be careful because it is dangerous on trains..
security..

I prefer BTS so much better… 😀

Trains are not the only way to travel here in Sydney! That’s another blog!

Well goodnight!!

Jenny

5 responses to “A ride on a train… In Sydney!

  1. Hey Jenny!!
    You sure do use a lot of exclamation points. Your life must be non-stop excitement. 🙂

    nice energy. you remind me of the daughter of one of my friends. always on the go.

  2. Well, I usually drive every where in Sydney, Unless I go into the city as the train is quicker and parking is expensive. Lately I have been using the train about once a week, just for a change, to go to other places than the city and I have noticed in many cases where a station is near to my destination, it has been a very pleasant and quick trip, of course I always travel off peak.

  3. Can you get a photo of the road sign that says “you are now entering sydney”?!

    Or is it apocryphal!

  4. I do know of 2 signs.. I’ll see what I can do!

  5. you may catch my bus! Buy weekly ticket or Travel10, so you can save money. may pen ray ka!