And you think we’ve got transport problems

Rush hour here means I’ve got the time or route of my walk wrong and meet the cows going back to the paddock after morning milking.

When I went back to university five years ago I did experince Dunedin rush 15 minutes a couple of times and I have had the misfortune to find myself stop-starting my way around Auckland at the wrong time.

I also got a taste of the frustrations city communters experience when I lived in London but fortuantely have never come across anything like this:

Furious rail commuters in Argentina set fire to a train on Thursday in anger over delays during the morning rush hour.

Television images showed black smoke and flames engulfing the train at the station of Merlo, in the western suburbs of the capital, Buenos Aires. At nearby Castelar, passengers hurled stones at the ticket office and blocked the rails.

“We understand that people get angry when the service is delayed or cancelled, but they absolutely can’t attack a public service in this way,” Gustavo Gago, a spokesman for rail company TBA, told local television.

And Sr Gago gets the prize for stating the obvious.

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