transport

PT crowding increasing – but we can do better

The May 2018 Metro and Yarra Trams passenger load surveys were released last week. Media coverage: Herald Sun (paywall); The Age It's worth noting that load surveys are measuring what happens when the service is running as planned. It's not designed to look at crowding during disruptions, it's designed to guide future investment. Trains Here's the TL;DR for Metro: After a reduction in

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2017 passenger load surveys

PTV released their passenger load surveys for trams and suburban trains, with results from May 2017. They used to do these twice annually, now it's only once a year. These surveys are used to measure crowding on Melbourne's trains and trams in peak hour. As usual, cancellations and major delays are excluded. Why? Because the surveys are not measuring crowding for the sake of measuring crowdi

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It’s logical for #PTV load surveys to exclude cancelled services

...documents obtained by the Greens through freedom of information reveal that the positive results did not include many trains that were affected by the knock-on effect of a cancelled or delayed service. Of the 437 trains surveyed, 113 were excluded. -- The Age, Train overcrowding getting worse: Greens Here's the thing. Load surveys aren't measuring overcrowding for the sake of measuring ov