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Clock repairs a matter of timing

Thursday, 12th May, 2016

Trevor Rudd and the fixed-up clock at the train station. Trevor Rudd and the fixed-up clock at the train station.

Now there is no excuse for not getting home on time - the Railway Station clock has been fixed.

In December last year, local Karl Hahn wrote a letter to the BDT despaired that the Railway Station Clock (facing Crystal Street) had been broken for ages.

Mr Hahn said he thought his mind was playing tricks on him after spending hours at the pub and coming out to see that the time hadn’t changed.

But now railwayman Trevor Rudd said it was working like a charm.

The electronically-powered clock needed to be fixed by master clock makers from Sydney, said Mr Rudd.

“It is difficult for them to come out,” he said. “We needed approval to get it fixed as the electronics had burnt out.

“There is a small back-up battery but that lasts about 12 hours. It’s not an easy task to get it fixed.”

Mr Rudd said he found Mr Hahn’s letter very amusing, and his timing perfect.

“I thought it was funny,” he said. “Unknown to Mr Hahn, we were actually in the process of trying to get it fixed. We had been for months and months.

“I sent the letter to our bosses and that definitely hurried things along.

“It just goes to show what can be achieved when someone lodges a complaint."

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