What about getting rid of express trains? I know it would piss off a lot of people but if you did this would you be able to slot more trains in?Very insightful observation.
I am sure it has already been thought of, in the guise of terminating V-Line services at Pakenham or Dandenong. For those not familiar with the V-Line timetable along that corridor, seven Up trains take a path through Dandenong before 10:00am every weekday morning, three of which occur between 7:30am and 9:00am.
Question: If and when 9 car Metro services eventuate along that corridor, does that mean that less trains will actually run, meaning an increased spacing between trains?