Two extra peak services each direction on the Frankston line have been added. A welcome addition due to the heavy loadings currently experienced on the loop all-stoppers.
The Pakenham/Cranbourne lines have been rewritten from scratch. No trains will stop at Malvern, Armadale, Toorak or Hawksburn except for a handful of weekend morning and late night trips. All trains however will stop at Carnegie, Murrumbeena and Hughesdale. Trains between the peaks will run every 10 minutes to Dandenong to match the weekends.
Cranbourne will now see a 15 minute service during peak hours which will mean an improved frequency in the PM but a worse frequency in the AM. This will hopefully distribute the load more evenly and eliminate the current ~40 minute gaps between counter peak services.
V/Line Traralgon trains will continue to run slow, some off peak trains taking up to 10 minutes longer account of the extra Metro trains. I was surprised to see that Bairnsdale will now receive a service arriving in Melbourne before 9am with the addition of a 4.35am Bairnsdale to Traralgon coach.