Melb - Geelong: 53 min Up, 51 Down.
Melb - Ballarat: 74 min Up, 66 Down.
Melb - Bendigo: 97 min Up, 93 Down (usually AM up is 93 min from recent experience).
Melb - Traralgon: 123 min Up (!), 135 Down (!!!). (47 minutes just to get past Dandenong).
It'll be interesting to see if Geelong services on Sunshine - SCS RRL section slow up Bendigo & Ballarat trains after April.
Why would Geelong trains on RRL slow up Ballarat and / or Bendigo trains ? RRL is signalled to handle 20 tarins per hour each way Viz: 3 minute headways . With all trains having the same stopping conditions out to Sunshine its hould run like clockwork provided VLP MANAGE Southern Cross properly to see that trains depart on time.
Once beyond Sunshine on the Bendigo leg we are unfortunately mixed in with Metro till Sunbury.
On the Ballarat leg out to Deer Park Junction there is plenty of room for both Ballarats & Geelongs with a capacity of up to 20 trains per hour, so if properly timetabled there should be no problems .