Research and statistics

Melbourne Public Transport Patronage Long Run Series
Report published August 2012  

Despite peaks and troughs over the past 64 years, the number of trips taken by passengers on Melbourne’s public transport network is increasing.

The Melbourne Public Transport Patronage Long Run Series report examines patronage on metropolitan trains, trams and buses since the end of the Second World War (1946-47 to 2010-11).

Patronage is the number of trips taken on public transport. A single passenger journey may consist of multiple trips. For example, a person’s journey to work may involve a bus and a train trip. These trips are counted separately to calculate the level of activity on each mode in patronage estimates.

You can download the report via the link below:

Melbourne Public Transport Patronage Long Run Series (PDF) 609 kB

 

PTV Market Intelligence Report, Bus Patronage Data to December 2011
Report published May 2012

New research shows that the number of passenger trips on Melbourne buses has risen by more than 15 per cent. In the year ended December 2011, an additional 15.3 million bus trips were taken in Melbourne - a total of more than 117 million trips.

Public Transport Victoria (PTV) research shows the increase in patronage is a result of new bus routes, route upgrades, population and employment growth in Melbourne’s outer suburbs, as well as the strategy and investment focused on routes 401 and 601, SmartBus and Doncaster Area Rapid Transit (DART).

You can download the report via the link below:

PTV Market Intelligence Report, Bus Patronage Data to December 2011 (PDF) 502 kB