I get annoyed when people say that Traralgon line Train should not go to Southern Cross. should Geelong Trains should not a werribee. Should Shepparton Trains or Seymour Train stop at Craigeburn or Broadmeadows, Should Benidgo Train stop at Sunbury? You will say no.
Pakenham Station is struggling since the increase in frequency and should have a 3rd platform for V-line train.
The first cross over between train in normally in line of sight of Pakenham Station Platform and when the Train Arrives at Pakenham every hour a V-line train is hot on it heels with another waiting on the gippsland side of Pakenham to come in. Pakenham has effectively lost 1 platform because v-line had a window of about 15 minutes now they do have that option.
So Pakenham does not have the factilies to provide it. Region fast rail on the line proved it on the platform and also out side the platform
The Western Suburbs are very very lucky to have there very own V-line Regional Fast rail line because sadly poor Goverment has not invested in the rail infrastructure for many yes until now in South Eastern Suburbs.