RRL Opening Timetable - April 2015

 
  melbtrip Chief Commissioner

Location: Annoying Orange
If you want to go down that path your could force them to buy a V/Line paper ticket which could cost the Metro fare plus $10 or something like that.
Bendigo and Traralgon services are both fully myki apply and both Sunbury and Pakenham users pay same amount of fare as person wishing to travel from Melbourne to any of these locations: Riddlers Creek, Wandong and Bacchus Marsh.


The only problem of Sunbury and Pakenham using the V/Line is peak pm time(services from Melbourne) and then you can't tell the difference between a person get off at Metro station or person get off a V/Line station because everyone has a myki with them.

The best solution is run a train service that does the following:

Long term future ( which I think should happen:

1st tier: Watergarden (every 2nd train from Sunbury) to Dandenong via the Melbourne metro tunnel (run as 10mins metro train style service)

2nd tier: Bendigo stopping all stations to  Watergarden and then limited stops via Flinders Street to Dandenong and then stopping all stations to Traralgon

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  Bogong Chief Commissioner

Location: Essendon Aerodrome circa 1980
Not many given the trip would be 10+ minutes longer, and wouldn't include Tarneit.


Geelong fills trains, Maryborough doesn't - they should be happy they have trains at all when it is clearly unsustainable.
ZH836301
True. I would also add that Maryborough's seat of Rippon is just one marginal seat in state parliament, whereas there are a whole swag of marginals in the Geelong area.

If the politicians (or their ministerial advisors) have any input into timetabling, (which I suspect they do), then it's a "no brainer" that they would favour an area where their political party has the chance to win several seats over an area where there is only one marginal seat.
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Bendigo and Traralgon services are both fully myki apply and both Sunbury and Pakenham users pay same amount of fare as person wishing to travel from Melbourne to any of these locations: Riddlers Creek, Wandong and Bacchus Marsh.
melbtrip
So do passengers travelling from Watergardens, Sunshine, Dandenong, Footscray, Caulfield, Clayton etc.

Why should Sunbury and Pakenham passengers get special treatment?
  Bogong Chief Commissioner

Location: Essendon Aerodrome circa 1980
I've always said that it you want to stop the riff-raff from outer suburban termini like Sunbury and Pakenham using country trains, simply bypass those termini and instead stop country trains at little used stations one stop in from the terminus, namely Digger's Rest and Cardinia Road.

That way rural passengers can transfer to or from the suburban train network, without being overwhelmed by what are essentially suburban passengers.

Easy. Very Happy
  Chidda Bang Locomotive Driver

Location: Banned
Yer i like ya idea my proposal needs SG platform in jacana RRL platform in tottenham

Seymour/Shepparton train stops at
Southern Cross
North Melbourne
Glenbervie (peak)
Jacana
Roxburgh Park
Donnybrook

Albury train and XPT stops at
Southern Cross
Jacana
Seymour

Bendigo train stops at
Southern Cross
Footscray
Diggers Rest
Clarkefield

Ballarat/Geelong train stops at
Southern Cross
Footscray
Tottenham
Ardeer

Gippsland train stops at
Southern Cross
Flinders Street
Richmond
Carnegie
Westall
Yarraman
Beaconsfield (peak)
Cardinia Road
Nar Nar Goon
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
Chidda Bang, put down the crack pipe. Seriously.
  ZH836301 Chief Commissioner

Location: BleakCity
That way rural passengers can transfer to or from the suburban train network,
Bogong
But can't access the end of line station they actually