Probably the same posters (search is our friend) who still maintain extending pax services to Ararat and the RFR was waste of precious $$ that could have been spent on their beloved sparks.
One-track mind Mikelander strikes again - it's all or nothing.
Can't see that a regional trunk has slightly more importance than a dead end branch?
As for Griffith, Melbourne is the main city for visits to doctors and other professional services. Particularly as the boomers get older and require specialist services and it's too far to drive, patronage can only increase further.
Will the anti-regional rail expansion pressure group also campaign against Vline services to Wagga once the standard gauge is completed
Yes - if the northerners don't like it, they can pay the full cost, or secede.
We are all aware that expanded rail services increase the patronage on any given service. IE buses do NOT attract Joe Average to travel by PT unless it's a necessity, however when a train is provided, it's been proven over and over to governments of both persuasions that the pax will give the train the nod, the stats prove it, and the anti-expansionists lose their credibility.
Show me the stats - for most people making long trips the train isn't even a consideration
IMO it's because they are pro-investment in Melbourne PT, and their narrow minds think a dollar spent on regional rail is a dollar less that can be spent on their precious suburban PT services.
Again, no substance.
Don't just say this line of thinking is wrong, actually tell
me why it is wrong.