Commuter rail in Australia
Commuter rail forms a vital part of public transportation in major Australian cities. The largest, most extensive system is found in Melbourne, while the system in Australia with the highest and most dense patronage is found in Sydney.
Summary of commuter rail systems
Average daily patronage, where possible, is taken from the last calendar or financial year.
|System Name||Major Cities Served||Average daily patronage||Lines||Stations||Length||Patronage/km|
|Metro Trains Melbourne||Melbourne||618,000 ||16||212||837km||738/km|
|Queensland Rail City network (formerly Citytrain)||Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast||141,000||12||146||689km||205/km|
|V/Line||Melbourne, Geelong, Bendigo, Ballarat, Latrobe Valley||36,000||5||61||646km||56/km|
- "Summary of Train Journeys (Official Patronage Figures)- March 2015". Bureau of Transport Statistics. Retrieved 7 October 2015.
- "PTV Station by Station Fact Sheet 2015". Public Transport Victoria. Retrieved 7 October 2015.
- "Record Adelaide Metro Patronage as passengers flock to train network". Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. Retrieved 7 October 2015.
- "PTA Annual Report 2014-2015" (PDF). Public Transport Authority. Retrieved 7 October 2015.
- "Queensland Rail 2014-2015 Annual Financial Report" (PDF). Queensland Rail Limited. Retrieved 7 October 2015.
- "Annual Report 2013-2014". V/Line. Retrieved 7 October 2015.