North Shore has a short one, both stations are uninviting dumps !
Corio might just be the only passenger interchange point between The broad and standard gauge so closing this might remove some options especially if standard gauge is built from Ballarat to Ararat meaning as mentioned in previous contributions the Overland starts running again via BallaratThe standard gauge platform is at North Shore
Have I got this right from a beginner?
I never really worked out why sunshine was not rebuilt with the standard gauge platform allowing interchange from Sydney and Albury services with Ballarat and Bendigo services. Seems rather stupid.
I believe corio and Ararat are currently the only stops where interchange can happen?
Speaking of dodgy, Corio isn't a place anyone sensible would leave their car but there does always seem to be a few people getting on and off there - usually the night time passengers have someone drive up to collect them. It might seem out the middle of nowhere but you'd be foolish to close any station on the Geelong line the way passenger numbers are on the rise (not to mention that commuting-wise Geelong itself is often the station with the least number of passengers boarding in the morning) - there's often a bit of local traffic there too with people going from Corio to Lara and vice versa.