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.