V/LINE users are reasonably happy with services on the Bendigo line, but say there is room to improve.
Most people the Advertiser spoke to at Bendigo station yesterday said they had no complaints over the service.
Lisa Sheekey of Ringwood said she had used the line every week for two years.
“It’s not too bad, I like it,” she said.
“No complaints so far, the staff are really helpful.”
Fitzroy resident Philomena Livingstone said she used the line for pleasure and said the service was “excellent”.
“I do it when I can afford it,” she said.
“I come to Bendigo and just have a wander and maybe go to the gallery if I have time.
“I’m very happy with it.”
Ron, who asked for his last name to be withheld, said services were generally good but said there had been delays last week.
“It’s hard at Southern Cross if your eyes are bad, the lighting needs to be improved,” he said.
“I waited an hour for a train the other day, but the services are normally good.”
Amanda Pay of Boronia said she was happy with the service but said using replacement buses could be hard with children.
“There are no dramas, my only concern is they shouldn’t be doing works during the school holidays,” she said.
“It’s an inconvenience getting on and off buses and trains with two young kids.”
Castlemaine resident Linda, who asked for her last name to be withheld, said services were good and Graham Buckerfield of Adelaide said they were “perfectly adequate”.
But Rachael Pay said she had been delayed for 40 minutes in Melbourne during winter.
“I don’t use the services too much, but I don’t like them,” she said.
Ross Tudor said there needed to be more services at Woodend.
“I’m not a huge fan at times,” he said.
“I go from Woodend to the city for work, the first train’s at 5.26am and if I don’t get that there’s a huge gap,” he said. “The trains don’t come frequently enough in the morning.
“The best thing is the Sunbury stop has been removed, that was a genius move."