For the (n+1)th time, will someone please explain to me what is wrong with VLos? (Apart from the lack of catering, which is being sorted anyway.)
I don't know what is wrong with Vlos but I don't think they are suitable for long distance travel and were not built for that purpose. Reading the V/line web site or "Incidents/Disruptions" thread there seems to be no end of Velocity services cancelled or running with reduced capacity so perhaps there is something wrong with them.
My choice of travel from Mooroopna to SC is 1st class in an N set. Plenty of room for baggage and bikes in the conductors compartment, some of us have more than a handbag or briefcase when we set out on our journey. Comfortable seats facing the direction of travel and a café bar but alas no club car.
I believe long distance train travel is there to be enjoyed. I'm not interested in travelling at 200kph just to save a few minutes.
V/line and the Government are trying to treat long distance passengers as commuters which we are not.
Of course just a personal opinion, hope you don't mind.
The catering is being sorted? Is it? We'll see. An election shortly.