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Maroondah Leader: Trains unreliable

By April 12, 2011April 16th, 20112 Comments

The Maroondah Leader has reported on the decline in reliability for trains serving Maroondah through the Belgrave and Lilydale lines.

Cr Alex Makin said the lack of services left passengers waiting up to 30 minutes to get from Croydon to Ringwood.

While peak-hour services continue to suffer from reliability issues, there is also a lack of frequent rail services serving stations beyond Ringwood during inter-peak times.

“The whole notion of Ringwood being the Central Activities District is built on the notion of reliable and frequent public transport.”

While the Government should be commended for committing to the redevelopment of Ringwood Station from 2014, there is a need to provide frequent services to reduce the delays in travelling to and from Ringwood and other stations in Maroondah.

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email:


  • alicia appleby says:

    not only are the trains unreliable i have also had trouble with rude drivers they slam down the ramp and sometimes they won’t ask my boyfriend where he is going they ask me and that really annoys both myself and him then if the trains are late u miss your busand then you have to wait another half an hr for the bus

    • Alex Makin says:

      Hi Alicia,

      Thank you for your comments and for visiting my website. Agree that customer service is important will mention these instances to Metro to let them know of your concerns.

      Services do need better coordination so that people can transfer easily between trains and buses, hopefully the State Government through its new Public Transport Authority will finally be able to deliver a properly coordinated transport network.



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