That is where the joke lies. During peak there are very regular metro services and you still get 70-80 people jump on the vline service.
Rubbish. The only real peak services that stop in Sunbury are the morning and evening Kyneton train.
Off peak there are trains every 40 mins...while vline is every hour...so there is still a more regular metro service. I have seen people wait for the spark to leave just so they can jump on the vline service.
Point? It's not a choice between a 3 train per two hour or a 2 train per two hour service, it's a choice between a 3 train per two hour or a 5 train per two hour service.
The plan is for a 20 minute service to the city but I wonder how many will then still claim that they need to catch vline (hopefully by then metro will declare there is no platform space for vline and Watergardens will be the interchange).
Why do people keep throwing up this idiocy.
Vline trains need to stop in Sunbury so it can be accessed by people to the north (Riddell, Gisborne, Macedon, etc.). Why would policing stop restrictions (assuming a decent Metro service) be any harder than anywhere us (especially since you have an army of PSOs standing around scratching their ar5es).
This clearly highlights what people want out of the service and they want the following: express services
Sunbury doesn't need express services, it needs frequent services - 3tph stopping beats 1tph express.
In the real world, carrying a heap of empty carriages into the sticks is just nonsensical.