20 Jul 2011

Auckland rail use steaming ahead

9:05 pm on 20 July 2011

Record-breaking use of public transport by Auckanders continues, with rail patronage about to reach a milestone.

The regional agency, Auckland Transport, says overall patronage has grown 8.5% over the past year.

Its figures for the end of the financial year show the strongest rise came in rail patronage, which has risen by 16% cent after network upgrades.

Next month rail use is expected to exceed 10 million passengers in a 12-month period.

Bus travellers make up the largest group in the annual total of nearly 66 million public transport journeys.