Originally Posted by comcor
Why not just split at Claremorris and shut Manulla Junction. You can't even get start or end a journey there, so it's just costing money to keep it open.
There is little operational cost in Manualla Junction as there is no public access - just tracks and an island platform.
Splitting at Claremorris would mean one train having to wait for a while at the station, while the other part got to the next signal.