With the broad gauge Inter City V/locity runs and frequencies like Weeldays
- Warrnambool 5 each way Swan Hill 3 each way, Bairnsdale 4 each way then they will probably get away with the trick of departing Melbourne on the Down with 3 car InterCity leading attached to a 3 car Commuter set trailing detach Waurn Ponds, Bendigo or Traralgon and ditto attach on the returning Up.
SG wise above the initially ordered 6 x 3 car sg Inter City sets they are going to need to order a further 2 - 4 x sg 3 car sets to deliver the promised VLP Albury sg frequency of 5 return trips on Weekdays.
On all Inter City corridors (Warrnambool, Swan Hill, Albury, and Bairnsdale) beyond the Inter-urban area the loadings drop off progressively along the line all the way to the terminal station with the exception of Warrnamabool line. Here on departing Geelong 50 % of pax departing Geelong alight at stations on the Down side of Geelong to Warrnambool inclusive, with the other 50 % travelling beyond Warrnambool by connecting VLP coaches to Port Fairy, Portland and Mt Gambier.