As I understand it the extent of passenger services in Victoria is, or will soon be as follows (not including tourist rail services):
Melbourne to Albury (Broad & Standard)
Melbourne to Shepparton (Broad)
Melbourne to Bendigo to Echuca (Broad)
Melbourne to Bendigo to Swan Hill (Broad)
Melbourne to Bairnsdale (Broad)
Melbourne to Leongatha (Broad)
Melbourne to Warrnambool (Broad)
Melbourne to North Geelong to Horsham to Ararat to Serviceton (Standard)
Melbourne to Ararat (Broad)
Melbourne to Ballarat to Maryborough to Mildura (???)
Mebourne to Stony Point (Broad)
Leaving aside these lines for a moment, what other lines are candidates for regular passenger services in Victoria? I accept that further new services are unlikely however if some were to be reopened which would be most justified or likely?
Please approach this question from two separate angles:
1. Which passeneger services would be most justified from the point of view that they have a lot of coach traffic and would most likely carry the most rail passengers relative to other lines?
2. Passenger demand aside, which potential rail routes have populations that have the most political clout that could see them reopened even if demand is higher elsewhere?