@PIMM - let's just disagree on that.Fisermans Bend is just an add-on by some foamers to make the basic MM2 (Clifton Hill to SCS) look more attractive.
With respect, John, I think you've fundamentally misunderstood the calculus of MM2 with a comment like this.
Fisherman's Bend was included as a possible extension to the Clifton Hill - SCS tunnel in the 2012 PTV plan. It's worth remembering that this proposal envisioned a Doncaster line.
For the 2016 Infrastructure Victoria plan, someone realised that the benefits of a new tunnel could be expanded to the west. With Doncaster rail more or less off the table, it became clear that the western section was in fact possibly the only section required.
If the western section is ever to be built - and it will almost certainly be built before an eastern section is - it would be simply ludicrous not to include a station at Fisherman's Bend.
Fishermans Bend was just a heavy rail possibility which just kept growing to make MM2 sound more important.
Yet another kite for the SCS owners to fly their own importance.
Doncaster is dead, buried and cremated. But ZOMBIES might still rule the world.
As for the west, I just don't get it.
Werribee already has 2 Metro(ish) lines into Melbourne, on which improvements are actually happening. Yet want to add a 3rd ?
Maybe we will be putting this thread to sleep for a decade and resume