Manukau and Panmure doing exceptionally well
On top of the announcement yesterday that Auckland’s rail patronage had hit 14 million trips (annual) (Rail Breaks 14 Million Threshold) did Transport Blog also release the 2015 station patronage data.
You can see the full post here: 2015 Station Boarding Results
The excel sheet with the data in PDF form:
The station to station data is currently being updated but the previous version can be seen here: http://schiff.co.nz/interactive/aklrail/
What the data does show is Manukau’s patronage growing by over 100% (129% for boardings) and jumping to 16th place in busiest stations. Panmure was up also by over 70% as well.
Once the Manukau South Link and the Manukau Interchange are finally built (Auckland Transport dithering again) I would suspect patronage would jump even higher still.
None the less the data shows good news indeed as the rail system continues to improve. The data also came out in perfect timing as I write my evidence to the Unitary Plan on the Centres Zones (for which Manukau is one). Of which that evidence goes to the Unitary Plan Hearings Panel next week and will be made public as a result.