Extra carriages for busy V/line services
Station works start on Monday, which will allow an extra carriage to be added to each of Geelong's four busiest trains by the end of the year, creating an extra 80 seats on each service.
At present, stations at Marshall, South Geelong and North Geelong are only long enough to accommodate six carriages, but extending the platforms by three metres will create enough space for a seventh carriage to be added.
The work at Marshall Station is expected to be completed within a few weeks, but will take longer at North and South Geelong stations as lengths of track have to be moved.
Work will start at North Geelong as soon as Marshall is completed, and at South Geelong at the end of the football season.
Disruption to services should be minimal and it is expected the extra carriages will be added by Christmas.
Seems like a waste at Marshall all they need is 3 metres more, and they only built it a few years ago.
They might end up extending them even further to 8 cars as well, but I wonder if they end up doing it later on, needing to call the guys back again and driving up the cost...