Post Location: Wellington Region

  • The new fares will lead to a net loss of $3.0M in Bus Fare Revenue and $2.7M in Rail Fare Revenue.
  • Bus fare revenue is paying a much higher percentage of bus operating costs than rail fare revenue is for rail costs  This means that for every $1.00
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  • In 2016 the GWRC announced it expects a multi-million dollar PT cost saving from its new passenger rail PTOM contract with TransDev.
  • In 2017 the GWRC announced it also expects multi-million dollar PT cost savings from its new bus PTOM contracts.
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  • The 2018/19 Fare Review reported these Farebox Recovery Ratios: Rail 49.9%; Bus 59.6%; Total 55.1%.
  • The report recommended a 3% fare increase is needed.
  • The supporting spreadsheet based these ratios on the following: Rail Revenue: $51.4M; Rail Cost: $103.1M; Bus Revenue: $50.3M;
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  • This 2017 Fare Structure Review recommended a range of fare changes including for students, free transfers for buses and free buses for rail monthly pass holders outside Wellington City. These fare changes will lead to a $7.5M fare revenue loss.
  • Therefore the review included compensatory a 3% fare increase to recover $2.1M
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  • The 2017/18 fare review reported these Farebox Recovery Ratios: Rail 57.3%; Bus 59.3%; Total 58.2%.
  • The review recommended no fare increase is needed.
  • Surprisingly, the supporting calculation spreadsheet had different Farebox Recovery Ratios: Rail 59.3%; Bus 56.0%; Total 58.2%.
  • The supporting spreadsheet based these ratios on the following: Rail Revenue: $50.5M;
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  • The GWRC has its own Farebox Recovery Policy to comply with the NZTA National Farebox Recovery Policy.
  • The GWRC Farebox Recovery Policy currently states that fares must contribute between 55% and 60% of the direct operating costs of the region’s bus services; 55% – 60% of rail services and 55%- 60% of the public transport network as a whole.
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