Home' Tennant and District Times : 2013-1206 TDT Contents I WRITE to express
my concern about the
complete lack of safe-
ty with regards to the
passengers and staff
of the Ghan, when
getting on and off the
train at Tennant Creek
The other night I was
asked to assist a local
resident to get to the train
and to ensure that she and
her six year old child got
on the train with all their
luggage - they were going
The train station was
completely locked up,
with no indication, sig-
nage to say when and
where the train would
There were some feeble
security lights which were
shining over the car park,
and the gates of the station
The train arrived, and the
carriages which she and
her child were expected
to get on, were not within
the station area.
They were required to
get on the train in the dark.
The luggage was to be
taken to another two car-
riages down the line of
Even the conductor was
not wearing a reflective
vest, as should be worn,
when you are getting on
and off a public vehicle
I felt that the whole situ-
ation was unacceptable!
The train station should
have been unlocked to en-
able her to sit down.
The train should have ar-
rived directly in the station
The overhead lights
should have been switched
on, and the guard /con-
ductor should not have
directed this woman and
her child to walk along a
darkened part of the train
In closing, shabby ser-
vice for an Australian
icon. what happens when
someone is injured and
starts legal action over
– Ashley King, Tennant
US Aussies call the bloke Billy Waver
The Poms call him William Shakespeare.
Billy Boy can be found in history books for
his most famous saying and let me quote,
the pen is mightier than the roundabout, end
Billy Boy knew they were a bullshit idea, I
know they are a bullshit idea, 99 per cent of
the town residents know they are a bullshit
idea, so how come the clowns down at
Bullshit Castle cannot come up with a face
saving strategy and remove the bloody things.
Fair dinkum you can count the supporters
for the roundabouts on one hand and two of
them are brain dead imbeciles.
I would personally like nothing better than
to go down to Bullshit Castle and wish all
the people there a safe and happy Christmas,
but until those bloody white round things are
removed it will just not happen. The three
lowest forms of life on this planet are wife
beaters, kiddy fiddlers and people who gloat.
If the roundabouts are removed then I will
not be a Quisling to my own beliefs. That’s
in my gun safe, and you will not hear anything
from me until the next bastard pisses me off.
– Bob Baker, Tennant Creek.
6 TENNANT AND DISTRICT TIMES FRIDAY 6 DECEMBER 2013
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