- Some months ago 5 extra am peak trips & 5 extra PM Peak trips announced. (Geelong x 3, Ballarat x 1, Bendigo x 1 each Peak.)
See note below re the deck chairs have shifted already on this announcement !!
- 14/08/14 Geelong from April 2015 on RRL opening gets 1 extra am Up Peak, 1 extra PM Down Peak. (2 extra Peak) Weekday Off Peak between 0900 - 1500 goes from hourly to every 20 minutes (24 extra Off Peak) . Then 2 extra am Up Peak & 2 extra PM Down Peak Geelong when all 43 VL cars are delivered (whenever that is at best late 2015) . Waurn Ponds station will open late 2014 ( just in time for the Marginal Seat Express to arrive !!)
(14/08/14 Labor also announced 20 minute Geelong Off peak frequency (as 22 extra trips) if elected. No mention of Peak frequencies.) Napthine & Andrews both in Geelong on same day to announce same issue enter into a media slanging match .
Neither Government or Labor declared hand as yet on late night or Weekend frequencies . Surely these would have to move up to every 30 - 40 minutes if Weekdays are to go to 20 minutes.
With VLP finally separated from Metro and the opening RRL timetable also offers a golden opportunity to introduce a common VLP timetable for both Saturdays and Sundays for the South Western, Western, Northern and North Eastern districts . Having different timetables for Saturdays and Sundays is crazy these days, and confusing to the punters .