Source: Metlink, GWRC
The figure above presents the annual number of public transport trips per capita taken by train, bus and ferry. It is calculated using annual public transport patronage and regional population.
In 2019/2020, because of the impact of COVID-19 on patronage we have estimated an annual result based on the boardings for eight months to February 2020. The estimated annual result is 73.5 public boardings per capita which represents an overall improvement in the last five years (according to the black dotted line which is the five year trend).
The red dotted line illustrates the gradual progression to the RLTP target of 76 boardings per capita by 2025.
Target: Public transport mode share of journey to work trips increases to at least 17.8%.
Public transport mode share of journeys to work (census data) and RLTP target
Source: Statistics New Zealand
Mode share for public transport trips in 2018 was 19.6%. Travel-to-work mode share for 2013 and 2018 census results for bus increased from 9.5% to 10.2% and for rail from 7.8% to 9.4%. There was significant growth in commuter rail trips over the five years to 2018 (passenger boardings up by 16% according to the Census).
The mode share result is also above the RLTP target of at least 17.8% mode share by 2025.
Target: Public transport mode share of trips crossing Wellington CBD cordon (AM peak) increases to at least 34.7%.
Source: GWRC Wellington CBD cordon survey 2019
The figure above shows the mode share of 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.
Public Transport use has increased over the last 10 years, especially in rail, the rail infrastructure improvements have helped to make public transport more reliable and attractive, leading to increased rail patronage.
Note: Due to Covid-19, the 2020 Cordon survey results were unreliable and therefore won't be published. The 2019 survey results are the most recent results available.