Melbourne Metro/Dandenong quadruplication

 
  DirtyBallast Chief Commissioner

Location: I was here first. You're only visiting.
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?
railblogger
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?

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  ChoooChoo Chief Train Controller

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?
DirtyBallast

Highly doubt it. It would be political suicide for any government to scale back services.

If anything, it would probably just mean less service additions for a while.

Don't forget, public transport patronage on trains is actually growing.
  Braddo Deputy Commissioner

Location: Narre Warren
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.  
DirtyBallast
V/line services should be run as a shuttle. It makes no sense to run them all the way to and from SSS when the amount of passengers using the Pakenham/Cranbourne lines already put the line well above its capacity.
  DirtyBallast Chief Commissioner

Location: I was here first. You're only visiting.
V/line services should be run as a shuttle. It makes no sense to run them all the way to and from SSS when the amount of passengers using the Pakenham/Cranbourne lines already put the line well above its capacity.
Braddo
Maybe, if amplification between Dandenong and Caulfield will not occur any time soon, it should be the Cranbourne services that operate as a shuttle.

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  Some rail man Junior Train Controller

Location: CIA Headquarters in Washington D.C
Most Cranbourne services are basically Express South Yarra-Caufield then all stations and are less crowded than the Pakenham expresses so it makes sense then to have Dandenong-Cranbourne shuttles after 4pm. That frees up space for more Westall/Dandenong/Pakenham/Traralgon services in the peak.

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