For the extra Warrnambool weekday train is the 1700 down leaving Geelong at 1700 or Melbourne at 1700 or arriving into Warrnambool at 1700?Under the Mulder regime VLP planned a 1545 Weekdays Down Warrnambool ex Southern Cross , ex Geelong 1700 ish and arriving in Warrnambool at 19 10 . On the Up that was proposed as an 0745 ex Warrnambool arriving Geelong 1000 and Southern Cross at 1110 . 1321 Down was altered to 1240 and late afternoon Up also ran earlier .
What does that train do between it arriving into Geelong in the morning until it leaves in the afternoon?
Now for some obscure reason it is only planned as a Warrnambool - Geelong loco hauled return on Weekdays, still as 0745 ish ex Warrnambool and 1700 ish on Down ex Geelong . Non sensical really as ties up two sets am and PM peak any way so may as well run through to / from Melbourne (express Geelong / Footscray) . Who knows VLP runs the operation to largely suit the operators playing trains, not to meet passenger requirements . The oldies are just going to love changing trains at Geelong, when it is totally avoidable . VLP should look at running Warrnambools express via Werribee except at peak hours in peak direction to free up paths on RRL . Would make Warrnambool trains 15 minutes faster than using circuitous RRL route via Tarneit .