Research and statistics

Fare evasion surveys are conducted by PTV in May and October each year to measure the rate of fare evasion on the public transport network.

Victorian Official Fare Evasion Series: October 2014

The October 2014 fare evasion survey covered the three metropolitan modes of train, tram and bus as well as V/Line train services.

Metropolitan network fare evasion was 5.9 per cent in October 2014.

Metropolitan train fare evasion decreased in October 2014 to 4.1 per cent compared to 6.3 per cent in May 2014.

Tram fare evasion decreased in October 2014 to 6.0 per cent compared to 8.8 per cent in May 2014.

Metropolitan bus fare evasion decreased to 8.7 per cent in October 2014 compared to 12.7 per cent in May 2014.

V/Line train fare evasion increased to 7.0 per cent in October 2014, compared to 4.9 per cent in May 2014.

Download the report: Victorian Official Fare Evasion Series, October 2014 (PDF) 633kB

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Train station patronage

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Bus route patronage

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