6.5% surge in SEQ public transport trips after 15th consecutive month of growth

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More and more people continue to take public transport in south east Queensland after the fare cuts by the Palaszczuk Government.

New data published by the Queensland Government today shows a 6.5 per cent increase in south east Queensland public transport trips, up by 929,000 journeys, when comparing December 2017 with December 2018.

Additionally, there were 49.17 million trips taken in SEQ during first quarter of 2018/19, representing a 7 per cent increase when compared with the same period in 2017/18.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the December 2018 patronage data marked the 15th consecutive period of year-on-year growth.

“Since October 2017, monthly patronage figures on buses, trains, trams and ferries across the South East have vastly improved when comparing with the same period the year prior,” Mr Bailey said.

“These are positive figures which speak to the popularity of new public transport infrastructure including the Gold Coast Light Rail and Redcliffe Peninsula Line, and the ongoing rollout of NGR trains across the south east.

“The data also shows the Palaszczuk Government’s action backing commuters with fare cuts through Fairer Fares is working, which has saved Queenslanders more than $138 million since it was introduced.

“We know just how important investing in major infrastructure projects is to supporting this growth, and to delivering more frequent, reliable transport, which is why we built Gold Coast Light Rail Stage Two, why we’re delivering the transformational $5.4 billion Cross River Rail project and why we’re funding the Sunshine Coast rail duplication.”

Weekly patronage data is published online every month. For more information on public transport contact translink.com.au or phone the 24/7 contact centre on 13 12 30.

December 2018 Open Data and Q1 2018/19 TransLink Tracker Report Highlights:

  • December 2018 marks the 15th consecutive period of year-on-year patronage growth in the SEQ public transport network.
  • There was a 6.5 per cent increase in SEQ public transport trips (929,000) when comparing December 2018 (15.26 million) with December 2017 (14.33 million).
  • There were 49.17 million trips taken in SEQ during Q1 2018/19. This is an increase of 7 per cent or about 3.3 million trips compared with the same period the previous year.

            -This includes 30.15 million bus trips, 14.4 million train trips, 2.85 million tram trips and 1.78 million ferry trips

  • It follows a total of 182.83 million trips taken on SEQ public transport in 2017/18 (this excludes the five million-plus trips that were also taken during the Commonwealth Games)

Minister for Transport and Main Roads
The Honourable Mark Bailey

 
Mark Bailey MP, Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads :
GPO Box 1412, Brisbane Queensland 4001, Queensland Wide
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Mark Bailey MP, Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads
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