PTV releases research showing how we use our train network

Added: 18 June 2013

Public Transport Victoria (PTV) today released the first station patronage data for Melbourne’s rail network.

The research, which ranks all 204 Melbourne stations by the number of people using them, shows data for the past four financial years. It is accompanied by research into how people get to the station and their reasons for travelling.

PTV draws on extensive research and resources including surveys with passengers carried out on the network, data gained through the call centre and the myki ticketing system, as well as operator performance results.

While this research will be used internally to improve PTV and operators’ response to better meet passenger needs, it can also be presented as a resource to deliver for the first time a comprehensive, more rounded view of the public transport network and the people who use it. 

The research will be of interest to anyone who regularly uses the public transport network, as well as anyone studying how it is growing and changing.

You can view the Station Patronage Research by downloading the document below.

Station Patronage Research (XLS) 1.04 MB