Could they not run them out to Caulfield? Their would be room out there to add one additional platform for short starters. MM1 trains would run express from ANZAC to Caulfield anyway. Why add any additional stop at Hawksburn just for a few short starters in the peaks? All a little strange IMO.have a read back thru the thread Lockie. Turn backs are not for the passengers, they are for positioning trains where they need to be.
They are for passengers, balancing loading and frequency.
If a train is running from Sunbury it will be an active service, it will have to terminate somewhere.
This is what will be happening at West Footscray, services from Dandenong will terminate here before returning back to Dandenong. Hence the phrase "Turn back" and "Short Starters"
Will Hawksburn be purely for operational requirements, Defective Trains and timetable recovery?