Commuter rail in Australia

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Commuter rail forms a vital part of public transportation in major Australian cities. The largest, densest and most extensive system is found in Melbourne[citation needed]. The busiest system in Australia is found in Sydney.

Summary of commuter rail systems[edit]

System Name Major Cities Served Average daily ridership
Sydney Trains and NSW Trainlink Sydney, Newcastle, Wollongong 1,000,000 (approximate maximum)[1]
Metro Trains Melbourne Melbourne 800,000 [2]
TransPerth Perth, Mandurah 160,000[3]
V/Line Melbourne, Geelong, Bendigo, Ballarat, Latrobe Valley 42,000[4]
Citytrain Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast 150,000[5]
Adelaide Metro Adelaide 33,000[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and stats - CityRail". RailCorp. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Gough, Deborah (June 19, 2011). "City bound for commuter hell". The Age. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "PTA Annual Report 2010-2011". Public Transport Authority. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "About V/Line - our company". V/Line. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "City network". Queensland Rail Limited. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Annual Report 2009-2010" (PDF). TransAdelaide. Retrieved 4 March 2012.