Auckland Rail Network Breaks 20 Million Passenger Trips Milestone Three Years Early

Government does not have a clue


Today marks the Auckland rail network hitting 20 million passenger trips over a 12 month period. Is this significant? Yes it is.

From the Office of the Mayor Phil Goff:

Auckland trains smash forecasts: 20 million train trips in 12 months

Today Auckland’s trains reach the 20 million passenger trips in one year. The milestone is being passed three years earlier than originally forecast. It’s a huge achievement for Auckland’s train network – the result of strong investment in the network and commuters finding it more convenient to travel by rail than by car.




And there is no signs that patronage growth is going to slow down especially as the Airport Lines and City Rail Link come online between 2020 and 2024.


Great to see and shame on the Government (again) for deliberately underestimating transit attractiveness and growth.



WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – JUNE 28: Minister of Economic Development, Science and Innovation, Small Business ,Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, Steven Joyce, speaks during the National Party Annual Conference at Michael Fowler Centre on June 28, 2014 in Wellington, New Zealand. Around 600 National MPs and delegates are expected to gather for the two day conference, during which new policies will be released ahead of New Zealand’s general election in September. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)




2 thoughts on “Auckland Rail Network Breaks 20 Million Passenger Trips Milestone Three Years Early

  1. Yesterday I was at a meeting and Cr Daniel Newman was indicating that CRL was a bad idea and that public transport is for only transporting for the poor. It seems that even among the Councillors that there is still a poor understanding regarding the role of public transport.

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