Tram Average Load by Surveyed Service

Data is collected over weekdays during the survey period either May or October ) by independent surveyors from a contracted labour supply company. Passenger counts are undertaken between 7.00 am and 10.00 am and between 3.00 pm and 7.00 pm at selected tram stops across the network, with all services under the Master Timetable surveyed. In accordance with the Agreement each survey location is surveyed at least three times, on different weekdays, to form a Sampled Service Set. At most locations passenger counts are conducted in the direction of heading into the city in the morning and heading out of the city in the evening. However, at specific locations where high bi-directional passenger loads are known to occur surveying was conducted in both directions. Between one and six surveyors count loads at each tram stop, depending on the frequency and volume of services at the stop. The surveyors recorded the tram number, route number, arrival time and arrival or departure load. Arrival loads were recorded for morning shifts and departure loads for evening shifts, except at selected locations as specified by stakeholders, where exceptions to this rule applied.

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Published (Metadata record) 26/05/2015
Last updated 17/05/2016
Organisation Public Transport Victoria
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
Data temporal coverage: 01/05/2012 to 31/10/2013