That line was Cardinia. They moved it Pakenham. I suggested that I will just drive 5 minutes to Nar Nar Goon and catch the VLINE.
I asked for a reason for this change. No one can produce an actual reason beyond "we want more room on OUR trains".
You come from Melton. You realise Melton is a lot closer to the CBD than Pakenham ?
How would you feel if you suddenly had to catch the METRO trains every single day and you had to stand for over an hour of a 1.5 hour trip home while an empty VLINE is nearby.
This isn't about me, it's actually not about you either, but I guess you would have a bit of trouble understanding that.
The line is not, and never was to Cardinia, and it never moved to Pakenham, that is just a load of crap.
The only change here is that they have bought Pakenham in line with every other METRO line that ends and becomes a V/Line line, you have never been able to catch a Geelong Line train from Werribee into Melbourne, just like you can not catch a Seymour Line train from Craigieburn into Melbourne. Before Sunbury was electrified you were not allowed to catch a V/Line train from either Watergardens, or St Albans before that into Melbourne, and you are not allowed to catch a Ballarat line train to the city from Sunshine. The same goes for every other suburban station that V/Line calls in at whether that be Essendon, Footscray, Dandenong, or any of the many others, they all have the same rules.
Pakenham until recently has been the only station in Victoria that has allowed passengers to join both METRO and V/Line services to and from the city, recently Sunbury was added to that list to allow people to adjust to the new services. This unusual anomoly has now been removed.
As for me, even though this has nothing to do with me, If I worked in the city (which I don't), and commuted into the CBD every day (which I don't), I would much prefer the extra flexibilty that would be available upon the time METRO services would be available to me. In fact I know several people that rather than take their chances on the relatively infrequent non-peak services that are available on the Ballarat line, prefer to drive to Watergardens, and catch the much more frequent, METRO services. So your argument fails to stand up.
So, please stop your whining.