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QLD PT Patronage data from FY 12/13 through to 16/17: Moreton Bay Region Bus

Started by LBR2204, September 02, 2018, 14:58:54 PM

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I have attached the figures for the Moreton Bay Region including the operators Bribie Island Coaches, Caboolture Bus Lines, Kangaroo Bus Lines excluding the 649, Thompsons Bus Services and Hornibrook Bus Lines. What I think is interesting is that the 699 has had the largest growth with a growth of 482.0520%. I do believe the opening of the Redcliffe Peninsula line had something to do with it. Prior to the Redcliffe line opening people who used the 699 had to change onto the 680 or 690 at Redcliffe or Peninsula Fair Shopping Centre to get to Petrie or Sandgate stations which people do not like doing and now people can catch the route straight to Kippa-Ring station without changing. Also prior to the Redcliffe line opening route 699 was paired with 698. 699 was towards Kippa-Ring and 698 was towards Redcliffe. Now that it is the same bus number in both directions that would have affected the numbers. I also found that the drop of numbers for the 680 very interesting which would definitely have something to do with the opening of the Redcliffe Peninsula line. Prior to it's opening many people who live in the suburbs of Petrie, Kallangur, North Lakes, Mango Hill and Rothwell changed on to the 680 at Petrie but because the Redcliffe Peninsula line was opened it took patronage from those areas. Also what I find that is interesting is that the 9999 bus which travels from Morayfield to Toorbul via Caboolture and Donnybrook was the third fastest growing bus route despite it only running once a week in either direction on Thursdays only and it doesn't service very significant urban areas.

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Keep in mind those are basically the same route.

There is only so much value in looking at trends on a route number by route number basis.  Go back 10 years and the 681 and 682 covered much greater stretches of the area between Redcliffe and Petrie.  reuse of numbers, route changes (especially in growing areas) and a host of other factors mean it isn't quite as probative as some of the other data (eg station entries, or the tram figures).
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Quote from: SurfRail on September 03, 2018, 15:42:14 PM
Keep in mind those are basically the same route.

There is only so much value in looking at trends on a route number by route number basis.  Go back 10 years and the 681 and 682 covered much greater stretches of the area between Redcliffe and Petrie.  reuse of numbers, route changes (especially in growing areas) and a host of other factors mean it isn't quite as probative as some of the other data (eg station entries, or the tram figures).

I concur, based on my now fading memory of working at TL (almost 10 years ago now!), we took in account patronage figures based on a per bus route per alteration only, also down to bus stop level.  Ie: if we made a change to the route, we'd review the patronage of that route change over 12 months and make plans (or no plans) on alterations based on the feedback from the bus company themselves, the passengers and the patronage figures in that 12 month period since the last route change.

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