I don’t think a cafe bar will take up an entire VLocity carriage either, it just needs enough space for a coffee machine, a microwave oven, a bar fridge, a small cabinet to store snacks, a cash register and a couple of display cabinets.
I’d be happy just to have just toilet facilities on these services then for example from Brisbane Airport Station to Varsity Lakes station (Gold Coast ) is about 1 and a half hour journey.A lot of tourists are travelling on this service
directly from Brisbane Domestic or Brisbane International Airport stations to the Gold Coast
That’s a long wait time if nature calls😕
I don’t think I’ve been in any of the newer trains yet,Hopefully the newer trains with toilets are used on Gold Coast services .Next time I want to visit my parents I’ll have to travel on Gold Coast train to Varsity Lakes station (last /first station on the Gold Coast/Brisbane Airport line)then I’ll book an Uber to travel the rest of the way
The current buffet module in the SG V/locity takes up 40 seats of the TM car (82), perhaps 75 intends to include standing spots in a crush load? Which is a moot point on a long distance service really.
A fast rail route from Parramatta to Canberra via Western Sydney Airport is not impossible, but it will have to travel through fast-growing residential areas and will be very close to Warragamba Dam catchment area as well.