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Australia: Annual ridership trend on heavy rail during 1996-2017 [free access]

December 1, 2017

The heavy rail ridership in five major cities, namely Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney has increased considerably in the last few years. During 2016-17, the accumulated ridership on systems in these five cities stood at 703.66 million passengers. The following table provides the ridership trend over the last 20 years.

 

Table: Annual ridership trend on heavy rail (million passengers)

Year

Sydney

Melbourne

Brisbane

Adelaide

Perth

1995-96

249.90

109.30

39.20

10.80

25.90

1996-97

257.00

112.70

41.50

10.70

29.00

1997-98

258.40

113.10

41.50

10.50

29.20

1998-99

261.90

118.40

41.00

10.30

28.90

1999-00

270.40

125.40

42.20

10.30

29.50

2000-01

293.10

130.50

44.20

10.20

31.20

2001-02

267.10

135.40

45.00

10.50

31.00

2002-03

263.70

138.30

45.70

11.00

31.40

2003-04

263.60

139.80

47.10

11.30

31.10

2004-05

259.90

145.10

47.20

11.30

32.70

2005-06

261.90

162.40

50.20

11.90

34.10

2006-07

269.00

178.60

52.00

11.80

35.80

2007-08

283.30

201.20

53.60

11.80

42.60

2008-09

292.20

213.70

57.60

12.10

54.80

2009-10

289.10

219.30

55.30

11.80

56.40

2010-11

294.50

228.90

54.10

10.70

58.90

2011-12

303.70

222.00

54.00

9.60

63.00

2012-13

306.20

225.50

51.90

9.60

65.70

2013-14

314.10

232.00

51.80

10.10

63.50

2014-15

328.20

227.50

51.59

10.94

64.25

2015-16

Not available

233.40

52.44

11.37

62.65

2016-17

340.70

236.80

51.69

14.38

60.09

Source: Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics, Global Mass Transit Research