Last night, I hopped aboard the XPT from Sydney on the overnight trip.  I was getting off at Albury to pick a car up, so didn’t have to go all the way to Melbourne, though it is a   journey I’ve done numerous times over the years.  I did it many times when I still lived in Victoria and travelled up here to see friends and have made the reverse trip now when I head home to visit family and friends.  No matter how many times I do it, it never gets any more comfortable.

What were they thinking? Seriously, who, when commissioning this train, actually sat in the seats and said.. “oh that would be comfortable to sit in for 12 hours straight with nothing more to do on the train.” These seats were not made for comfort.. that’s for sure.  The local trains in Victoria and in NSW are…

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