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  • Which are the least and most used stations in Victoria during COVID?

    This follows on from my previous post asking this question for pre-COVID conditions. This second on the latest railway station patronage information will be using 2020-21 data, which is the latest available.…

  • Which were the least and most used stations in Victoria before COVID?

    This is a kind of update of a previous post that I did back in 2019 using 2016-17 patronage data. So since that post there’s been this little thing called a pandemic…

  • Railway station and tram stop patronage in Victoria for 2008-2021

    Good news! The State Government has finally begun releasing patronage data for railway stations and tram stops in Victoria. I will do some separate posts analysing the data, but first I am…

  • The most and least punctual bus routes in Melbourne

    See the data here. On Friday last week, the Department of Transport added metropolitan bus performance data to its monthly public transport reporting. This is exciting news as it was not previously…

  • A funny thing happened on my way to the city

    Anyone who takes public transport has their own weird and wonderful stories about things they have seen. In keeping with that spirit, I would like to share some of my experiences over…

  • When the Queen rode a tram

    The royal visit of Queen Elizabeth II in 2011 was the latest and one of the few times that she has visited Melbourne. It was also notable for being the only time…

  • How to improve PTV disruption information

    Despite some recent changes, I think there is still a lot of work to be done to improve the quality and accessibility of rail disruption information in Melbourne. Consider the main ‘Disruptions’…

  • What is the shortest road name in Victoria?

    The Victorian Government data portal has lots of great information available for anyone to use. One of the more commonly-used datasets is the Vicmap Transport series, especially the one containing information on…

  • What is the longest road name in Victoria?

    The Victorian Government data portal has lots of great information available for anyone to use. One of the more commonly-used datasets is the Vicmap Transport series, especially the one containing information on…

  • Where are the busiest bus stops in Melbourne?

    Update 3:25pm 24/07/2020: It’s been brought to my attention that some of the figures below are incorrect due to an error with amalgamating patronage data from multiple stops. I’m working to fix…