Wouldn't passenger rail out that way use standard gauge through North Shore-Geelong like the Overland? One train could go to Stawell and Horsham and another could go Hamilton and Portland.Yes. Its called "The Overland". Runs twice a week, book thru Vline. The low patronage says it all.
Already said numerous times, an N set shuttle between Horsham and Hamilton, with interchange at Ararat, would provide the service at a justifyable cost.
Queue outrage from sims and rtt.
The Overland is not a regular service that is why the patronage would be lower.