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transport

Fares increasing by 6% for 2024

It’s a CPI rise, but it means Melbourne still has the most expensive short trips in the country

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transport

PT patronage across Australia

Spotify’s recent “Wrapped” release of listening data prompted the American Public Transit Association to release a “TransitWrapped” graphic highlighting the busiest US transit systems. They also did a version for Canada. I was asked how this would look for Australia, so I’ve found the data for 2022-23, for the biggest capital cities with rail services.  ... [More]

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transport

Nearly $200m on Myki cards

Funds held on Myki cards have been steadily increasing, much on expired cards.

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transport

Fare revenue and patronage recovery

Public transport patronage and revenue are recovering fast, but are still not back at 2019 levels

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transport

Myki: the next generation

Challenges ahead for Conduent

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transport

V/Line’s permanent doorbuster sale

A big V/Line fare cut is coming up next week, and it may see a rapid surge in passengers. Labor promised the change during the 2022 election, and it starts on 31st of March. The cap will be: This is slightly different from metropolitan Myki fares in that it’s a daily cap, not a $4.60  ... [More]

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music transport

Deli Meat Tray

A post about music… and evening public transport.

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transport

Patronage: is it coming back?

Newly published data shows how public transport patronage was recovering during 2022.

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transport

The cover-up: ads on windows

Covering the windows reduces visibility, and shows a lack of respect for passengers.

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transport

Dandenong line debacle

After almost a month of major works, including bus replacements for trains between the City and Dandenong and Moorabbin, trains returned to the Frankston and Dandenong (Cranbourne/Pakenham) lines on Saturday 28th January. The works included rationalisation of the junction at Caulfield, points installed near the Metro tunnel eastern portal in South Yarra, and a lot  ... [More]

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Canberra 2023

Exploring Canberra’s PT

On our trip to Canberra, I got to spend a few hours exploring a little bit of the public transport system. It’s mostly buses, but one light rail (tram) line opened in 2019, and I was keen to see it. There’s also a railway station in Kingston in Canberra’s south, with regional trains to Sydney  ... [More]

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transport

Were there more trains 100 years ago? (Part three)

I’m not sure why it’s taken so long to get back to this, but here’s the third post comparing old (1924 and 1974) vs current train timetables. Parts one and two covered the western and northwestern lines. Going clockwise the next lines are the red ones on the rail map: the Mernda and Hurstbridge lines.  ... [More]