Any regional Victorian stations deserving of closure?

 
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
Corio doesn’t have a standard gauge platform !

North Shore has a short one, both stations are uninviting dumps !

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  skitz Chief Commissioner

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 Ballarat

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?
MetroFemme
The standard gauge platform is at North Shore
  trainbrain Chief Commissioner

try North Shore, Belgrave, Broadmeadows Seymour, Southern Cross,
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
North Shore has the Standard Gauge platform, albeit a very short one.

I would be interested to know what sort of passenger useage it gets, it isn't exactly somewhere I would like to be dropped if travelling from interstate, not really Victoria at its finest.

With only 4 trains stopping at North Shore on the SG every week, is this worth retaining?

And yes, Along with North Shore, there is also Ararat, Seymour, Broadmeadows and Southern Cross with both gauges interfacing at the same station. Belgrave is a bit of a stretch, the NG Puffing Billy Belgrave station is a seperate station, across the road from the BG Belgrave Metro station.
  Tony M. Locomotive Fireman

I believe the SG platform at North Shore was actually paid for by the local council to encourage stopping there. It's probably not a bad deal for anyone Geelong-based wanting to take the Overland, as North Shore has a lot of connecting buses and seems to have become somewhat less dodgy.

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.
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
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.
Tony M.

As the Princes Freeway bypasses Geelong and is in close proximity to Corio station there has been discussion about modernising the station and turning it into a Parkway station to pick up potential pax driving from the western district who wouldn't normally catch a train from one of the Geelong stations.

Corio as a Parkway, obviously would have to be manned... has plenty of room and is well overdue for a refurb. Go through there any time of the day, there are few cars parked there due to the low socio-economic locality and the higher crime rates....not sure why I'm trying to be 'PC' with my comments here...Razz

Mike.
  Trainplanner Chief Commissioner

Location: Along the Line
The Corio Parkway Station site is qu