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. 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". TransAdelaide. Retrieved 4 March 2012.