Perth public transport patronage is increasing
Use of Perth’s public transport network is on the rise with an additional 1.6 million trips taken in 2018-19.
Transperth is the public transport system serving the city and suburban areas of Perth, and is operated by the Public Transport Authority. The recent Transperth patronage campaign is encouraging people to reduce road traffic by driving less and has seen an increase in patronage by 1.15 per cent. Trains recorded a 1.6 percent growth and journeys by bus rose by 0.92 per cent.
The Mandurah Line, Perth’s hybrid suburban rail/transit railway line, also recorded its best year since record levels in 2012-13, with 20.9 million trips recorded in 2018-19.
These numbers are expected to increase further after METRONET Stage One has delivered around 72 kilometres of new passenger rail as well as 17 new stations to the network.
With works starting on a number of further projects later this year, METRONET is set to offer more choices for how people can travel around Perth and reduce road traffic in the capital city.