1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2005  
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There were 9,620,000 Metro bus passenger trips in Tasmania in 2003-04, an increase of 0.8% in passenger trips from the 2002-03 figure of 9,542,000. Of the trips made in 2003-04, some 7,243,000 (75.3%) were in Hobart, some 1,847,000 (19.2%) were in Launceston and 530,000 (5.5%) were in Burnie.


METRO BUS PASSENGER TRIPS(a)

Hobart(b)
Launceston(c)
Burnie(d)
Tasmania

Year
'000
'000
'000
'000

1998-99
7,165
1,855
548
9,568
1999-2000
7,056
1,807
516
9,379
2000-01
2001-02
2002-03
2003-04
7,167
7,191
7,177
7,243
1,950
1,903
1,819
1,847
509
532
546
530
9,626
9,626
9,542
9,620

(a) Includes transfer, charter and contract services.
(b) All urban areas within 22 kilometres of the Hobart GPO other than Midway Point, Sorell, Richmond, Cambridge, Collinsvale, Kingston, Blackmans Bay, Margate and Snug.
(c) All urban areas within 12 kilometres of the Launceston GPO other than Legana.
(d) All urban areas in the municipality of Burnie, plus Wynyard and Ulverstone (except that Metro does not operate services within Ulverstone at times when passengers are travelling to/from school).

Source: Metro Tasmania Pty Ltd, Annual Report 2003/2004.


FURTHER INFORMATION

The Metro Tasmania web site has further statistics on services and provides links to annual reports.

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