Now as mentioned we have a stupid situation with an orphaned diesel service for 23 kilometres and residents on the downside of Baxter thinking they are second class passengers.
What makes them second class? They have a rail service, many other Victorians don't.
Oh, it's because they are diesel served? By Sprinters?
There are plenty of folks on the other side of Melbourne (y'know, in the western suburbs) closer to the CBD putting up with A66 and an H set. If they are lucky enough and V/Line has one actually working they might get an N Class - maybe even in the new Violet Crumble livery to really brighten up their day!
Get over it, they have a rail service. There are far more important things to spend taxpayer $$$ on than electrifying past Baxter.
And the way the real estate market is heading in Vic those taxpayer (read stamp duty) $$$ might be about to get a lot harder to come by.