Woodend already has a rail service.
So we are in furious agreement then.
When I said 'tourist line' it would have been from Woodend not the short stump of a line that it currently is.
My views on the Daylesford line have been mentioned before in these pages and it's a loss to everyone that the line isn't reopened to Trentham at least, with a view of extending to at least Tylden, with a bus to Woodend if connecting to the main line at Carlsrhue is a bridge too far for V/Line.
Mike we usually are.
They put a man on the moon 60 years ago but in Victoria we cannot run a project to shift a rail inwards or deliver a rail service back to Woodend for a booming region. It has become laughable.
If you are talking about Daylesford > Woodend or even more bizarrely Tylden > Woodend what form would that service take? Would it be a shuttle running Woodend > Trentham > Tylden etc and back again or would the service run to and from Southern Cross?
If it is a shuttle you are talking about allocating a set or 2 just to run that short trip and then needing to be run back and forth to Melbourne or Bendigo for maintenance. And what about crewing?
If it is going all the way to Melbourne then it could be used as an all stopper enabling other services to and from Bendigo to run Express Woodend > Melbourne with pax for intermediate stations changing at The End however the problem with that is it misses one of the biggest catchment towns on the line in Kyneton which already has it's own short stoppers to cope with the extra load. How would the 2 work together?
Don't get me wrong, I am on record as supporting re-opening to Daylesford but how it would work in reality is a whole different kettle of calamari.