So you're completely oblivious to the scale of development all along the line?
The new timetable skips both Rockbank and Cobblebank leaving them with a pathetic hourly service.Why? To save three minutes on a Ballarat service? Why aren't they stopping? It defies all logic and reason.
It will be solid suburbia from Caroline Springs to Melton.
Melton needs a 15 minute service, now. Construction needs to begin on stations at Thornhill Park and Deanside, now.
here we go again ZH. your little bit of hyperbole can't stand without some correction."..pathetic hourly service..."
well try reading the TT again:
morning peak departing Cobblebank is 6:17 6:33 6:45 7:08 7:20 7:51 8:16(arr SCS 8:54)
afternoon peak arriving Cobblebank is 4:09 4:45 5:12 5:31 5:56 6:36(dep SCS 5:59)"..save three minutes .."
we all know you detest express services with a passion, but it is not just one stop.
The various express options Marsh to Sunshine/Foots/SCS save up to 11 minutes.
And as usual totally ignoring the available paths on RRL that is chocka with the Geelong trains."Melton needs a 15 minute service"
When that becomes a Metro service, with quad tracks, the Vline services will all be express Melton to Sunshine at least, with no pesky SAS getting in the way. Then those VLO will truly fly, and the SAS sparks able to max out.
Until then, the Ararat line is what it is.
The timetablers do the best with what they have got and no amount of gunzelling from either of us will change that.