This figure shows public transport trips crossing the Wellington City CBD cordon during peak hour. Public transport mode share is calculated using the data from the cordon surveys. In 2019 the mode share for public transport is 34% which is just below the 2025 RLTP target. Other mode use (data trends) show car use increased and active modes have decreased in 2019.
The steep increases in public transport use seen in the early years may be partly explained by residential growth in Wellington’s inner suburbs and continued parking constraints in the Wellington City CBD. In addition rail infrastructure improvements helped to make public transport more reliable and attractive, leading to increased rail patronage.