Some trains are given 18 minutes to run 'express' from Footscray to Southern Cross.
Hi Guys...have a look at the new V/Line timetable to start on 27th July.
The new Regional Rail Link track from Sunshine will come into use at this time for Ballarat and Bendigo trains.
Have a look at the running time of the 6:38 peak hour service from Wendouree to Southern Cross which is given 18 MINUTES to travel from Footscray to Southern Cross.
I consider that to be OUTRAGEOUS and an increase of over 100% in the running time of a train between those two stations.
Formerly the running time for a train from Footscray to Southern Cross station was as little as 8 minutes, and this was operating on the tracks sharing with suburban trains.
This new timetable is on the new RRL tracks which are separated from the electric trains from Sunshine to Southern Cross.
For certain a fit cyclist could ride a bicycle from Footscray to Southern Cross faster than this peak ‘express’ train....
Moreover the Ballarat trains have an extra stop, Sunshine AND Footscray because all trains except the former ‘flagship’ express train will now stop at both stations.
Look into this, this is completely ridiculous.