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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 08 Hansard (Thursday, 16 August 2018) . . Page.. 3212 ..


ACTION bus service—patronage(Question No 1512)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 8 June 2018 (redirected to the Acting Minister for Transport and City Services):

(1) Where there has been changes in bus routes, can the Minister provide; (a) patronage data for the corresponding previous route, (b) patronage data for the corresponding new or combine or altered route and (c) this data should be based the same period for the year before.

Mr Gentleman: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) Of the changes to bus routes in the 7 October 2017 network changes, the tables below displays the (a) patronage data for the corresponding previous route (based on ACT school term 1 2018 data) and (b) patronage data for the corresponding new or combine or altered route based the same period for the year before. Term 1 2017 is defined as 31 Jan 2017 to 7 Apr 2017 and Term 1 2018 is defined as 6 Feb 2018 to 13 April 2018. Of the changes in weekday bus routes (effective 9 October 2017), the table below displays the changes in the average number of boardings each weekday:

Route

Term 1 2017

Term 1 2018

18

193

262

182

357

602

19

300

42

250

1,193

963

251

990

832

252

858

1,024

254

613

592

255

946

844

259

629

571

300

2,820

2,417

313

3,917

4,033

318

1,482

1,640

319

1,590

2,929

343

3,933

4,124

4 & 5 & 6a

3,204

3,758

52

510

723

54

451

728

712

235

218

714

182

145

717

168

169

743

385

369

744

262

293

(a) The introduction of the Green Rapid (Route 6) in October 2017 saw changes to the old route 4 with the old route 5 no longer serviced.

Of the changes in weekend bus routes (effective 9 October 2017), the table below displays the change in the average number of boardings each weekend day:


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