Running a passenger train to Yarrawonga Is a little bit more trickier then running a passenger train from Bendigo to Echuca, More so since the Yarrawonga line Is to be standard gauge
Why? We either make the leap to SG and provide services or we don't. Please let's not start a culture where the "SG" network is now reserved for freight?
With SG going through, this is a good time to review passenger services in the area and assess potential services. The public are looking forward to better services (except the people of Wodonga. If I had my way we wouldn't be stopping at Wodonga from Albury)
Why ? the reason why Is that V/Line only will have enough standard gauge rolling stock to run the Albury - Melbourne - Albury run
(3 train sets) so another train set would be needed, "So someone might ask why don't V/Line order a standard gauge V'locity for the Yarrawonga run" ? Well at something like $7 Million per train set,
With orvercrowding on V/Line's main trunk lines any new V'locity train sets would go to these lines before Yarrawonga would have the slitest chance of getting a V'locity.
Back when the line all the way to Yarrawonga was all broad gauge running a train to Yarrawonga would of been a lot easier because a local Seymour service could of been extended to Yarrawonga, but that Is now Impossible.
Also If additional trains were to be added from Melbourne to Banella to serve Yarrawonga, there would be a better business case for V/Line to send the train onwards to Albury (where there are more people)
and not up North to Yarrawonga (Where there are less people)