Passengers want more
Most official reports make for pretty dry reading, but RACV’s On Track survey, which examines the feelings and satisfaction of Victorian rail commuters, paints a vivid picture.
Between the lines, you can almost see the travellers on the Werribee line, hunched and sad. Two of the line’s stations, at Aircraft and Hoppers Crossing, are named among the most disliked in the state.
Meanwhile, in the very next suburb, you can imagine those happy, shiny passengers waiting for the Geelong V/Line train to arrive at Wyndham Vale station with its new, purpose-built facilities, including plenty of parking and decent rest rooms.
Maybe the only reason Wyndham Vale lost any points is that a community campaign to name it Manor Lake failed just before it opened in 2015. But other than that, it’s Victoria’s favourite station.