Tag: Rail Cost

Passenger Rail PT services are very expensive due to high capital costs.  But because so much of the capital infrastructure is shared across multiple services cost allocation is more difficult than bus services.

This does not mean that the rail costs cannot be estimated for different services sharing tracks, stations and network systems. … Read more ...

Public Transport

The Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) 2019/20 Annual Plan Public Transport (PT) estimates it will cost $304M to provide Metlink PT services which are funded by fares, subsidies, loans and Transport Rates. This is a lot of money … in fact the GWRC spends more on providing public transport than all other activities combined. … Read more ...

Public Transport

  • In the Farebox Recovery Calculations, Rail Operating Costs have increased by $17.9M.
  • However, only $8.4M of rail costs were funded as Direct Operating Costs in 2017/18
  • Over half the $17.9M rail operating cost increase is from an additional rail cost item. 
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Public Transport