Oh yes and just what major infrastructure projects will you fund with the little amount it will cost to change over some signage.
Think before making yourself look silly.
I daresay it will cost more than you imagine. It's not just a matter of changing over "some signage". There'd be a lot of back-end work you simply wouldn't think about or see.
Consider the following:
*Replacing every sign at Southern Cross to say Spencer Street.
*Reprogramming the PIDs and assorted information systems to say Spencer St and not Southern Cross
*Reprogramming the Myki systems so that it registers you at Spencer St and not Southern Cross
*Reprogramming the Vline ticketing system to reflect the change
*Reprogramming the PTV & Vline websites to reflect the change
*Ensuring every single system/facility/piece of paper in PTV/State Government refers to Spencer St and not Southern Cross. (this is a BIG cost item)
*Reprinting and replacing network maps at every station in Melbourne
*Reprinting and replacing network maps on each train carriage (though admittedly, these need updating in a lot of cases anyway; some are 4 years old currently)
*Reprinting and replacing each printed timetable posted up around Melbourne
*An advertising campaign to alert the public that the name has changed.
God only knows what else that I can't think of from the top of my head. Having worked in Government before today, I know how these seemingly small things can cost an awful lot to actually implement. Government projects A ballpark figure, I would say the cost of changing the station name would be somewhere in the region of $2 mill, all said and done. I'm sure that $2 mill could be better invested somewhere else!